What Solskjaer Said About Mason Greenwood After His Goal vs. Leeds United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester United's Mason Greenwood celebrate.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given a glittering verdict on Mason Greenwood.

The 17-year-old was a starter in Manchester United‘s 4-0 win over Leeds United in Perth, and he even managed to grab a poacher’s goal to open the scoring and grab his first goal for the senior team.

Despite primarily being a striker, he was fielded on the ring wing against the Red Devils’ old rivals, but he managed to perform impressively nonetheless.

In fact, his eye-catching performances have successfully convinced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to consider him for team selection when the Mancunians begin their Premier League campaign against Chelsea on August 11.


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“He’s got a chance of starting that one, definitely,” Solskjaer admitted during his post-match press conference (via M.E.N.).

“He’s more than capable and will always be there, in and around the box, creating chances. And I won’t say that’s not a possibility, no, it’s a good possibility. If he keeps going as he does. It’s difficult to keep players out who perform well.”


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The Norwegian heaped more praise on the teenager’s pre-season antics, as he added: “Of course we’ve been delighted with the goal he scores.

“It’s important for strikers to get that goal, even though we always know he’s capable of scoring goals and maybe that’s a weight off his shoulders. I think his movement, his cleverness, he’s going to be a very good player, the young boy.

“He can play all front four positions, he can play 10, seven, 11, nine, he’s a natural footballer. With his left foot coming in, he can play anywhere along the frontline.”