Three reasons Mason Greenwood should start against West Brom

Mason Greenwood was pictured back in training this week ahead of Manchester United’s fixture with West Brom.

Greenwood will be hoping to start for United on Saturday. He has only begun three of eight Premier League matches so far.

This weekend is the ideal moment to get him back involved. Here is a look at three reasons why…

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Silence the critics

Greenwood, 19, has had to put up with a lot over the past fortnight. There has been totally unfair press criticism, with lazy accusations suggesting he could waste his talent.

United should give Greenwood an opportunity to silence his critics emphatically, by giving him all 90 minutes against the Baggies.

If Greenwood can fire United to a win, the positive headlines will write themselves.

Fresh legs

Greenwood has an advantage over his competitors after being able to rest up and train at United over the international break.

Edinson Cavani has flown to South America and back, starting in two matches.

Anthony Martial started for France and picked up a back injury which kept him out of their win over Sweden.

Marcus Rashford should be fit after nursing a shoulder injury which kept him out of the England squad. But is he 100 per cent?

Greenwood has fresh legs and United would be sensible to start him, considering the busy fixture schedule.

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Get his season up and running

Greenwood has had a stop-start beginning to the campaign, with two goals coming in the Carabao Cup and Champions League.

It would be great for him to find the net in the Premier League for the first time and get a confidence boost in the process.

A goal or two for Greenwood against the Baggies would start to build some real competition.

Success for Greenwood at Old Trafford this Saturday will make him a stronger player for the following matches.

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