3 reasons Manchester United should start Mason Greenwood this weekend

Will this be the weekend Mason Greenwood gets his first Premier League start of the season?

There is a chance, although not a strong one. But there is a stellar case for Greenwood to get the nod

Here are three reasons why Greenwood should get the nod against Leicester.

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Best fit

United need a starter on the right wing, and Mason Greenwood’s pre-season exploits show he could be successful there.

Anthony Martial’s recent injury means he could start on the bench behind Marcus Rashford. This is preferable to Solskjaer seeking to fit both in, with Dan James on the left.

Greenwood is injury free and fresh, and should be given his chance to show what he is capable of from the start in the biggest game of his career.

Element of surprise

Leicester are unlikely to see Greenwood’s start coming. And even if they can predict it, being able to stop him is a different matter.

Greenwood is unpredictable, and sometimes catching the opponent off guard is crucial.

The United youngster’s movement can create space and pull Leicester’s defenders out of position, which Marcus Rashford could exploit.

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More firepower needed

United have scored just four goals in the last three games, and go up against a Leicester defence which has conceded only three times all season.

Greenwood is simply a more dangerous player to have on the pitch than making a choice to put Jesse Lingard or Andreas Pereira out there.

Leicester are going to be tough to break down. Getting Greenwood on the pitch gives United a greater chance of success.

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