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Greenwood could start for Man United vs Chelsea, says Solskjaer

Greenwood impresses for United

Mason Greenwood was handed his first taste of first-team football at Manchester United during the second-half of the 2018/19 season.

The striker made four appearances for United’s senior side, including a three-minute cameo vs PSG in the Champions League.

While Greenwood has yet to score for Man United’s main team in a competitive match, he has been very impressive for their under-18 side.

The 17-year-old has scored 34 and assisted nine in 34 appearances for United’s under-18s.

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 10: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Interim Manager of Manchester United acknowledges the fans following the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on March 10, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Greenwood vs Chelsea

After an excellent 2018/19, Greenwood is now being given the chance to break into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side through pre-season.

Greenwood has featured in both of United’s pre-season friendlies so far in 2019, starting against Leeds.

Man United would beat Leeds 4-0, with Greenwood opening the scoring in the 7th minute.

After said game, Solskjaer stated that Greenwood could start for Manchester United in their opening Premier League fixture of the 2019/20 campaign, vs Chelsea on August 11th:

“Mason has a chance to start against Chelsea [on Sunday, 11 August], definitely. He is more than capable.

“It is a good possibility if he keeps going as he does. It is difficult to keep players out who perform well.

“[I was] delighted with the goal he scored. That first goal is a weight off his shoulders. With his movement, cleverness, he’s going to be a very good player. He’s a natural footballer who can play anywhere along the front line.” As quoted by BBC Sport.

 

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