18-Year-Old Mason Greenwood Has Filled The Romelu Lukaku Void

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

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Manchester United so far this campaign have been a mixed box of results. On the one hand, the transition period appears to be in full swing with academy graduates stealing the show and fluid football being on display.

On the other side, the Red Devils have dropped points carelessly and often against sides who ought to have been comfortable opponents.

As of such, when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reflects on his 2019, he will have to be careful about what he chooses to amend and what he would like to treasure.

With regard to the latter, the performances of Mason Greenwood is clearly a prominent feature.

As per Sky Sports, Solskjaer believes that Greenwood has filled the Lukaku void at United, stating: “We always believed that Anthony (Martial) and Marcus (Rashford) were going to score goals. Mason has filled a big void, he has chipped in with goals. I’m not worried about goals from the centre forwards. Mason has eight now, Marcus and Anthony have quite a few.

Solskjaer does five credit to Lukaku, who is currently flourishing in the Serie A, stating: “Romelu is a good striker and he will always score goals but it was time for him to move on. We didn’t find the right one [replacement] outside of our club – we had Mason.”

Greenwood’s showings have been nothing short of incredible, especially considering that there is still half a season left to go and United have plenty of fixtures to feature the teenager in.

As for the winter transfer window, Solskjaer’s comments were simple: “f we can keep these lot fit and keep on improving, one or two additions could create competition for places. That’s what we have to deal with at this club.”

Will said additions hinder Greenwood from scoring more, or will it be further incentive for the starlet to shine?