Ole Gunnar Solskjaer opens up and praises fearless Greenwood for this Manchester United reason
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been impressed by the fearlessness Mason Greenwood has shown in attack for Manchester United
Manchester United have looked like a totally different side over the past few months and look like a side that could cause some serious damage to Premier League sides next season, especially with Greenwood in the side.
The 18-year-old has scored 16 goals for the Red Devils in all competitions and has been in particularly good form in the last two weeks, netting four times in three games to help Solskjaer’s men stretch their unbeaten run to 10 matches.
And Solskjaer is delighted to see the gutsy teenager thriving alongside fellow attackers Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford.
“I think when you are that age you have no fear whatsoever. Mason goes out there, enjoys playing and does what he does,” he told Sky Sports.
“He’s done that since he was a kid. He’s been in this club his whole footballing life, and he has been taught and coached, but also has taught himself good habits about receiving the ball on the half-turn, if you want to turn a defender inside or outside.
“It’s the same with Anthony and Marcus, they all have that type of positive demeanour and mindset. To me, that’s football.
“I think the front three did a lot of good work in the lockdown to be physically ready. They are known as technical players, skilful players, but the first thing we always ask for is that mentality and humility to work hard.
“That comes first, and then all their skills and qualities in front of goal come. They create chances for themselves with their pressing and movement, it’s not just their skills.”
Greenwood is a very special player that deserves all the praise that he has been receiving, so lets hope he can push on and keep progressing into the player that many hope he will become.