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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer about Greenwood: step back and appreciate the progress

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claims he has “no doubts” about Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood, although talks continue about his off-field antics.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says, in the context of ongoing reports about his poor application in training, people need to “step back and appreciate the progress Mason Greenwood has made at Manchester United.

Scoring 17 goals in all competitions the 19-year-old enjoyed a stunning breakout season for the Red Devils last season.

“You have to take a step back sometimes,” he told a media conference. “The boy’s only 19 and he’s had a fantastic year.”

“If we go a year back, I left him out of the EFL Cup against Chelsea. Mason stayed back and played against Doncaster Rovers in the Checkatrade Trophy to get game time, that’s how far he’s come.”

“Now he’s got lots of goals, made his England debut, scored in his first Under-21s game and, of course, the headlines are going to be about when he scores and doesn’t play.”

“Everyone’s allowed to not be well. If you’re not well you can’t train. He’s been away eight or nine days from training so we’re just building him up again and I have no doubts about him.”

“He has a very good head on him and the talent is there for all to see.”