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Sport Ex-Man Utd players don't know what they're talking about – Solskjaer defends 'fantastic' Greenwood

14:05  23 october  2020
14:05  23 october  2020 Source:   goal.com

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Mason Greenwood has missed Manchester United 's last two games but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer "He came in, played fantastic , played in the league for the first time against Tottenham and was I've seen some ex - United players talking about him and they don ' t know what they ' re talking about .

“I've seen some ex United players talking about him and they don ' t know what they ' re talking about . Solskjaer has backed Greenwood after the youngster's latest troublesCredit: Getty Images - Getty. Troy Deeney says that Man Utd star Fred is Solskjaer ’s weak link and gives away the ball.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has denied reports that young forward Mason Greenwood has been overlooked for selection recently after repeatedly turning up late for training.

a baseball player holding a bat on a field: Mason Greenwood in training for Manchester United © Manchester United Mason Greenwood in training for Manchester United

Greenwood was not part of the squad for United's victories over Newcastle United and Paris Saint-Germain, owing to what Solskjaer put down to a "niggle".

The 19-year-old was sent home from England duty last month for breaching coronavirus protocols and subsequently dropped by Gareth Southgate for this month's triple-header.

Reports suggested Solskjaer had grown frustrated with the teenage academy product and warned the youngster about his punctuality.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has defended Mason Greenwood over the Manchester United teenager's 'He came in, played fantastic , played his first league game against Tottenham last season and 'I've seen some ex - United players talking about him and they don ' t know what they ' re talking about .

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Friday defended the professionalism of Mason Greenwood , saying the "whole English press" have targeted the Manchester I've seen the stories, actually some ex - United players talking about him and they don ' t really know anything what they ' re talking about because

However, speaking ahead of Saturday's clash with Chelsea, the United boss dismissed those claims and took aim at the media.

"I'm not concerned at all with Mason making a target for himself," Solskjaer said. "He came in, played fantastic, played in the league for the first time against Tottenham and was brilliant.

"He kicked on and he makes a mistake for England and suddenly the English press go after him. He's never ever late for training. I've seen some ex-United players talking about him and they don't know what they're talking about.

"He's got a good family behind him and he's a good trainer. I cannot believe all these stories about him not being professional. That's something we have to deal with many players, many other players at United have had that."

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has shut down any talk of concerns around Mason Greenwood 's behaviour and says "I can' t believe all of these stories about him being unprofessional". Solskjaer admits Greenwood made a "mistake" when breaking coronavirus

Is it my turn to talk ? You’ re looking at me OH GOD! Focus…focus…Penguin in a costume How many Draculas are hiding in this room? Marlon Brando was so very handsome in his prime I’d make an awesome cop if I could stop committing crimes I don ’ t know what we’ re talking about I am totally

Greenwood has made 37 Premier League appearances for United since his debut in March 2019, scoring 10 times, assisting one and laying on 10 chances for his team-mates.


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Solskjaer confirmed the youngster is back in contention to face Chelsea this weekend, while new signing Edinson Cavani is in line to make his debut and Harry Maguire is also fit again after missing the trip to PSG.

"I hope and expect all three of them to be available," he said. "We've got a training session this morning which is the last chance of preparation. They've all got a chance.

"Edinson needs to tick all the boxes that he's gone through in his programme to be ready and make an impact. I'll have a discussion with him, Mason and Harry today."

United are playing at Old Trafford for the first time since losing 6-1 to Tottenham three weeks ago – their joint heaviest defeat in the Premier League.

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Image: Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he asked the FA to leave Greenwood out of England's squad. "The kid had a fantastic season," Solskjaer said ahead of Saturday's Premier League opener against Crystal Palace. "He's just come through. I've worked and the club have

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer urged his team to stick together after suffering a 'I thought our players came out with a great attitude, we got a reaction from them , from the crowd and 'We' re not there now for everyone to see but that's what I'm in the job for, to improve and get closer to

They have since beaten Newcastle and PSG in back-to-back away games, but Solskjaer admitted nothing will exorcise the demons from the humiliating loss to Spurs.

"I don't think anything will erase that memory – it'll always be in the history books and we have always got to live with having that result," he said.

"You can look back at different reasons why we had that result but we have got to move forward.

"It's happened so many times at this club that you have results out of the blue or setbacks, so far we have bounced back well.

"It's very important for players that if you lose games you're determined to win, to bounce back, and I saw that focus at Newcastle and PSG.

"It gives you more belief and confidence, two good performances and results but the next game is what we're focused on."

United are unbeaten in their last seven league meetings with Chelsea and won this corresponding fixture 4-0 on the opening weekend of last season, but Solskjaer is anticipating a difficult game.

"We know it’s gonna be tough against Chelsea – two teams that know each other really well," Solskjaer said.

"Addressing our home form is key. The whole lockdown period has made us do things differently at home so we may need to find a different way to beat them."

Solskjaer gives green light for an England recall for Mason Greenwood .
Solskjaer was fuming after Greenwood was picked for England's first squad of the season which later saw the teenager being sent home after breaching Covid-19 protocol rules alongside Phil Foden. He was then left out of England's three internationals in October but should be named in Southgate's squad named on Thursday to face the Republic of Ireland, Iceland and Belgium.

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