Solskjaer details Greenwood expectation for United
Mason Greenwood has scored 8 times for United’s first team this season. Solskjaer believes it won’t be long before the United graduate becomes a regular in his Manchester United starting XI.
Mason Greenwood has scored eight goals for United in his 23 appearances-fourteen of which have come as a substitute.
The teenage striker operates understudy to first-choice forward trio Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Daniel James.
But the 18-year-old, in line to start in the FA Cup third round at Wolves on Saturday has impressed.
Greenwood was handed a new four-year contract back in October. Now, Solskjaer has admitted that he (Greenwood) is set to play a bigger role during the second half of the campaign.
“He’s grown a lot.” Said Solskjaer.
“He is physically and mentally more robust, which, of course, you expect from an 18-year-old.”
“His confidence and performances in the top games, even in the Premier League, he’s done well. He’s played a lot of the cup games and he’s done well.”
“So, we’ll just keep continuing to give him more and more until he is a regular because that will happen.”
What next for Manchester United?
United heads to Wolves on Saturday, taking on Nuno Espirito Santo’s side for the fourth time under Solskjaer. The Norwegian is yet to taste victory.
Wolves dumped United out of last season’s FA Cup quarter-final. Solskjaer is aware his side will need to be at their best to come away from the Black Country with a result.
“It’s the fourth time there in my time already at Molineux and we haven’t won yet. It is a tough place.”
“Liverpool lost their last season. City just lost there now. So we have got to earn the right to win there.”
“They have quality, good players and a good manager who has had the time and he’s got his way of playing, his philosophy.”
“We’ve got to play well, to perform and to go there positive, because we want a reaction after a defeat against Arsenal. Everyone says it was such a bad, bad performance.”
“The players are getting to know each other. You can see that they have swapped between 3-5-2, 3-4-3 and they seem to know every little detail there is in those two systems.”
“They know each other, relationships, like swapping positions, rotations, which is a great place to be in when you get that consistency that he has had.”
“So, we know we’re up for a hard night at Molineux.”