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John Barnes thinks Manchester United star Mason Greenwood should start over Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford


Mason Greenwood has scored four Premier League goals already this season (Picture: Getty)

John Barnes has urged Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to pick Mason Greenwood over both Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford ahead of Manchester United’s Premier League match with Liverpool on Sunday. 

Greenwood has already scored four Premier League goals for United this season, and looks set to beat his tally of seven he registered last term. 

Meanwhile, Sancho, who arrived at Old Trafford for £73m from Borussia Dortmund in the summer, has failed to score a single top flight goal for the Red Devils so far.

Rashford returned to action earlier this month following shoulder surgery and has since scored twice in his first two matches back, including United’s first goal in last night’s dramatic 3-2 comeback win against Atalanta in the Champions League.

However, Barnes believes that Solskjaer should prefer Greenwood over his fellow Englishmen, while also naming the other three attacking players he would pick in the starting XI.

‘Marcus Rashford won’t become an automatic starter because he hasn’t had the best season so far,’ the former Liverpool winger told BonusCodeBets.

Barnes wants Greenwood to start ahead of both Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford (Picture: Getty)

‘Of course, he came on and scored against Leicester [on Saturday], but we also have to look at how he’s going to fit in to the side as it seems as if the front three are going to be Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes and then they’ve really only got room for one more.’

‘There’s also Mason Greenwood, and above anyone else, he has been the one who’s really shown that he is on form ahead of Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford. 

‘However, it all depends on how they play because there is talk about bringing in another midfield player to release Pogba further up the pitch too.

‘As much as they’re very attacking, they need somebody alongside either Scott McTominay or Nemanja Matic and maybe have two holding midfielders because they don’t have a lot of defensive protection from whichever the attacking players play. It really depends on who they’re up against and how Ole feels that they should approach it.’


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