Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed the reasons why Mason Greenwood has not been involved at Manchester United recently. The young striker enjoyed his breakout season at the club last campaign and much was expected from Greenwood heading into the 2020-21 campaign. However, Greenwood has only made three starts this season and there has been many reports over the reasons why he was left out.
Greenwood earned his first cap for England in September against Iceland, but was sent home shortly after following his breach of the coronavirus rules by inviting some girls into his hotelroom. After he was sent home from the national team Greenwood disappeared from the main stage and it was feared that the forward was having troubles dealing with his life as a professional footballer.
But, Solskjaer has now urged that this is not the case. “You have to take a step back sometimes, the boy’s only 19, he’s had a fantastic year,” Solskjaer explained on the weekly press conference on Friday. “If we go a year back, I left him out of the Carabao Cup against Chelsea. Mason stayed back and played against Doncaster in the Checkatrade for game time, that’s how far he’s come.”
“Now he has 19 goals for the first team, he’s made his England debut, scored in his first Under-21 game… he’s had a fantastic development. The headlines are going to be there about him if he scores and doesn’t play. Everyone’s allowed to not be well and if you’re not well you can’t train. He’s been away eight or nine days from training, we just started building him up again. I have no doubts about him, he has a very good head on him and his talent is there for all to see.”