Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer explains how teenage sensation Mason Greenwood can become a full-blown striker


Ole Gunnar Solskajer praised Mason Greenwood after the striker scored twice in Manchester United’s 5-2 victory over Bournemouth.

The 18-year-old now has 15 goals in all competitions this season and seems to get better with every game he plays.

But it’s not quite the finished article yet, according to his manager.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer congratulated young striker Mason Greenwood

Solskjaer said: “Great talent, great finisher and he is learning more and more. More and more and better with its decisions on and off the field.

“He is an exceptional finisher. He can score with his right foot or his left foot and, as I said before, if he can just learn to steer a ball, he will be a full attacker. “

When asked if he could become a key player for England in the future, Solskajer said, “If it continues to grow. We will do our best to develop it.

“I just worry that he plays for Man United and not for England. There might be Norwegian blood in there, you never know! ”

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Mason Greenwood has 15 goals in all competitions this season

Solskjaer was delighted with the offensive performance of his team, the club scoring five goals at Old Trafford for the first time since December 2011, when they beat Wigan 5-0.

He said, “It could have been even more. The attacking football we played today was exciting, exhilarating. I’m pretty sure if our fans were at the Stretford End, they would have helped the players to choose another one.

“The atmosphere that is created here is a bit false. Too bad they weren’t there to enjoy it. “

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There were still two sloppy goals, however, United fell behind in the game thanks to poor defense from Harry Maguire and David De Gea.

Solskjaer added: “You are never happy when you concede goals. Specifically when you start the games. We started sloppy for the first goal, but you can’t take anything from the (junior) boy Stanislas. It was a good finish.

“The second, we created it. You have to take risks and risks. They were aggressive and positive with their pressure.

“It’s also a way for all of us when you want to face teams, you may have to face the first press. I don’t mind if you make a mistake or two. ”


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