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Mason Greenwood told 'the sky's the limit' by Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted “the sky’s the limit” for Manchester United’s teenage sensation Mason Greenwood.

Greenwood, 18, has enjoyed an incredible breakthrough season at United, scoring 13 goals, and is already been talked about making England’s squad for next summer’s European Championship.

Solskjaer has been careful to ration Greenwood’s appearances and nurture his development, but admitted the young forward has earned his regular place with his impressive displays.

“We’ve done well over the course of the season, giving him more and more exposure, more and more game time,”said Solskjaer.

“It’s not easy being a young boy – he could still play in the FA Youth Cup team – but he’s performing off the bench or when he starts and he’s developed fantastically this season.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Mason Greenwood

“The sky’s the limit, it’s up to him, he knows what he should do can do and must do to continue playing, but that’s between us.

“He’s a centre-forward by trade, but likes to drift wide, likes to face forwards, and that’s a different role from the role of playing through the middle, which Mason is improving on.

“His body is filling out and he can play that position, like we’ve seen with Marcus [Rashford] and Anthony [Martial] good footballers, good goalscorers and good movement, not just stuck between the posts.

Greenwood has been in fine form this season

“Mason’s way ahead of what I was at 18 or 19, that’s for sure. He’s got a knack of scoring goals, it’s natural for him. He’s a brilliant boy to learn with and he keeps making better decisions.”

United host relegation-threatened Bournemouth on Saturday, ahead of a favourable run-in that sees them face Aston Villa, Southampton, Crystal Palace, West Ham, with top-for rivals Leicester on the final day.

Solskjaer dismissed the notion United have an easy run-in and said: “I’ve seen lots of quotes that we have an easy run in but next five games.

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“Bournemouth we lost against, Aston Villa we drew with at Old Trafford, Southampton we drew with, we lost to Palace and lost to West Ham.

“So they’re teams we’ve got a point to prove against and we have to improve on those last performance.

“Bournemouth is not an easy game and we’ll have to perform. Bournemouth are fighting, it’s not a nice place to be in, but if we play to our best, we should create enough chances to win the game.”





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