Ole Gunnar Solskjaer explains Mason Greenwood’s absence against Watford

Manchester United are back in action this weekend as they look to put an end to their poor domestic run, having registered just one win from their last six Premier League outings.

Mason Greenwood has emerged as one of United’s standout players this season but the 20-year-old was left out of the squad to face Watford on Saturday, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has now confirmed that his absence is down to COVID-19.

“Mason has got COVID unfortunately. He’s tested positive, so we’ll wait for him to get back,” Solskjaer is quoted as saying by the official Manchester United website.

Greenwood has scored four goals in the Premier League so far and was particularly impressive in his cameo against Atalanta before the international break, helping his side to two goals as a vital point was secured in Italy.

Solskjaer will be made to do without his young star, however, with Jadon Sancho offered a chance to force a breakthrough at Manchester United.

SN’s verdict on Greenwood’s absence and Sancho’s chance…
Solskjaer will be hoping that Greenwood recovers from the virus as soon as possible but whenever a player is unavailable, there is always a chance for someone else to impress.

Sancho is in desperate need of a run in the side and a good performance against Watford is paramount. In truth, United should be sweeping the floor with Claudio Ranieri’s side and Sancho will be extra motivated to pull a performance out of the bag against his boyhood club.

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