18 Sep Manchester United information: Mason Greenwood is among the greatest finishers I’ve seen – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
The 17-year-old has acquired excessive reward from his boss and is about to make his full debut within the Europa League on Thursday evening
Manchester United supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hailed teenage striker Mason Greenwood as ‘the most effective finishers he’s seen’.
The 17-year-old centre-forward impressed in pre-season, coming off the bench to attain the winner in opposition to Inter, and has made 4 substitute appearances within the Premier League this season.
Forward of a full debut for the senior aspect within the Europa League, because the Purple Devils host Astana at Outdated Trafford, Solskjaer has showered reward on the younger striker.
“When you’ve got strikers who can rating targets they need to by no means lose the starvation or the urge for food,” Solskjaer informed a press convention.
“Mason [Greenwood] is among the greatest finishers I’ve seen, and I’ve performed with fairly few first rate ones. Simply work onerous. There are such a lot of years forward of you. The subsequent recreation is all the time crucial one.
“[His finishing] appears pure, nevertheless it by no means is. It’s repetition, it’s being [in the right place] and figuring out easy methods to hit a ball. Each state of affairs you’re in he does [well]. His method is good. [Greenwood] is healthier than me now, that’s for positive!”
Solskjaer additionally confirmed that 21-year-old defender Axel Tuanzebe would begin, probably alongside Phil Jones, who has but to make an look for United this season.
Different kids in competition embody Tahith Chong and Angel Gomes, because the Norwegian commits to blooding the Purple Devils’ younger prospects.
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“[Tuanzebe] goes to start out. We’ve received a giant squad, pre-season went very well. Axel is one who didn’t make the beginning XI so now it’s a probability for them to get some minutes. We’ll see using the squad extra, there will likely be some younger ones tomorrow. Greenwood will play, undoubtedly.
“I feel it’s onerous. It’s a course of, we belief them (the kids). As gamers and as human beings to exit at Outdated Trafford and get outcomes. When you don’t throw them in you don’t know what you’ve received.”
United are in Group L within the Europa League and should face AZ and Partizan Belgrade in addition to Astana.