Solskjaer praises Greenwood after recent displays through the middle

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has talked up Mason Greenwood’s recent improvement.

Solskjaer’s press conference for the FA Cup clash with Leicester was recorded last night and went onto the club’s official website this afternoon.

Greenwood has played through the middle of late, having spent much of his United career on the right wing.

And Solskjaer was keen to point out how much he’s improved – and how much better he can still get.


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“He’s really matured and his performances are top class,” said Solskjaer. “Definitely. His hold-up play, his link-up play has improved so much. His physical strength has improved so much.

“His awareness has always been there but he’s getting the confidence. You know, this season has been a big step forward for him.

“The next step for him is to stop thinking about finishing because he doesn’t have to think about it. It’s just instinct, just do it.

“Just trust yourself, all the other bits are there. And that’s what I tell him. He’ll be fine, he’ll really kick on soon.”


It has always looked likely that Greenwood would lead the line for United in the future.

He’s got the eye for goal, it’s just a case of the other parts of his game, like the hold-up play Solskjaer mentioned, coming along too.

It also seems it might be a case of going on and having the confidence to be the main man who spearheads United’s attack.

He’s been working hard in recent weeks and the goal hasn’t come his way unfortunately. Hopefully that changes at the King Power Stadium on Sunday.

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Sam Preston is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist who studied with the Press Association. He also has a 2:1 law with French law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.