Mason Greenwood Man United
Mason Greenwood - Man United

Man United youngster Mason Greenwood has been promoted to the first-team this season by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but despite scoring consistently in for the u18’s last season, he has not been getting much game time in the Premier League.

Mason Greenwood scored 15 goals in just 13 Premier League 2 matches last season and this year he has already gotten 5 goals in the senior team.

But all of his goals this campaign have come in either Europe or in the competitions since he has managed to play only 112 minutes in the Premier League so far.

And many pundits have criticized Solskjaer for not using him frequently enough despite the fact that the club have not been able to bring in a replacement for Romelu Lukaku.

Now speaking about the youngster and his abilities, the Man United have explained why he is using Mason Greenwood sparingly.

Ole said[as reported by Goal]: “He is very composed with his finishing. It is natural to him. Right foot, left foot – I don’t think he still knows which is the best one.

“That is very difficult for defenders to defend against. He’s doing his finishing practices in training. I can see it every day.

“Then the good thing is he can do it at Old Trafford in front of a full crowd. He doesn’t get fazed by the occasion. He’s still composed.

“Whether it’s a game with his mates in the park or a cup final he will still finish the same.

“He needs to learn the man’s game. You’ve got to perform every day if you are going to be accepted by a group like this.

“If he’d really stamped his authority in training every single day and been the best option he would have played every game, but as a young boy you expect ups and downs and he’s had some downs. But I think he is on his way up again.

“He is going to have a very big career, but sometimes it is not the right time to play him. He knows why he hasn’t played as much. We’re taking our time with him. It’s been a difficult period.

“Anthony Martial has been away and to put all the weight on his shoulders wasn’t right. I think we are finding the right balance between playing him, resting him and training him.

“It’s always been in our philosophy and my philosophy to give young players with the right attitude a chance and if that takes a couple of years for him to really, really come through, it’s worth it for us.”

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