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Sport Man Utd's Solskjaer hails 'specialist finisher' Greenwood

06:50  05 july  2020
06:50  05 july  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wearing a suit and tie: Premier League - Manchester United v AFC Bournemouth © Reuters/PETER POWELL Premier League - Manchester United v AFC Bournemouth

(Reuters) - Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer described teenager Mason Greenwood as a "specialist finisher" after the striker scored a brace in their 5-2 Premier League win over Bournemouth on Saturday.

The 18-year-old netted his first with a blistering left-footed shot and added another with his right to take his tally in his breakthrough season to 15 goals in all competitions.

Solskjaer said he had not seen such power and precision in front of goal from a young player but added it was too soon to predict if Greenwood would have a similar career path as club greats Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Rio Ferdinand hails Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ' s improving Manchester United after win over Bournemouth 'He' s a specialist goalscorer': Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Man United starlet Mason Greenwood is a Solskjaer says the United starlet is superior finisher to Wayne Rooney at that age.

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"I have seen Wayne Rooney at the same age and Mason is a specialist finisher and specialist goal-scorer... He knows exactly what to do with the ball when he's on the pitch," Solskjaer told reporters.

"If he shoots, he'll score. He's going to get better and his general play has improved. I don't want to compare him to Rooney or Ronaldo, as that's not fair, and he'll create his own career. He's doing it his own way.

"Both of those have had fantastic careers, and I'm sure if Mason keeps on doing the right things and making good decisions, he will have a fantastic career. It's Mason's first season, but we've always known there's a special kid there."

The victory left fifth-placed United with 55 points from 33 matches ahead of Thursday's league meeting with relegation-threatened Aston Villa.

(Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by William Mallard)

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SOCCER-ENGLAND-AVA-MUN/:Soccer-Man Utd's Greenwood proves Premier League pedigree to SolskjaerGreenwood scored his 16th goal in all competitions for United this season, and his fourth in his last three Premier League games, in their 3-0 victory over Aston Villa on Thursday.

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