Mason Greenwood is “making a target” for himself and Ole Gunnar Solskjær is unconcerned, saying that for Manchester United this comes with the territory of playing. The manager is hopeful Greenwood will be available on Saturday for Chelsea’s visit after confirming the 19-year-old was sick.
The 19-year-old was warned by the club about his discipline and also he missed United’s wins at Newcastle and Paris Saint-Germain due to a minor injury.
Solskjær was asked if it was a problem that Greenwood might be making himself a target, according to The Guardian.
“You do when you play well and I’m not concerned at all with Mason making a target of himself, because he came in, played fantastically, played against Tottenham in [his] first league game [last December], was brilliant, and kicked on,” he said. “Yeah he made a mistake with England and suddenly the whole English press go after him and that’s something we have got to look after. He’s a fantastic boy to work with.”
“He’s got a good family behind him, he has had a good background in the academy and he’s a good trainer, he trains really well. We have a great record, tradition, and history of bringing our players through. That means from early on you get good habits, we trust you, you can express yourselves. Mason’s come through this program, he has done fantastic and he will be kicking on I’m sure, of course, he’s a very exciting boy to work with.”