Solskjaer confirms Mason Greenwood injury concern ahead of Palace away

Manchester United have a Mason Greenwood injury concern ahead of their game against Crystal Palace tomorrow night. Yes, you read that correctly…

We know all about injuries to Luke Shaw and Brandon Williams in the wake of our 2-2 draw with Southampton, though Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains ‘hopeful’ at least one of the pair will make it…

However, today, in an exclusive interview with the official United website, Solskjaer confirmed a further blow; a possible Mason Greenwood injury, with concerns about his fitness pre-Palace away.

The in-form teenager was at the wrong end of a super-late *tackle* (I use the term very loosely in this instance) from Oriol Romeu. Obviously, Greenwood would go on to play the rest of the game – but it seems as though an ankle issue has flared up in the aftermath…

“I’ll give Luke [Shaw] as much time as possible – him and Mason, their ankles are swollen and a bit blown up,” Solskjaer told

“I’ll give them as much recovery time as possible to give them a chance. Brandon [Williams] should be fine, he has a gash over the eye but if he can see out of it then… we’ve not trained obviously this morning yet but we’ll hopefully have two, maybe all three of them.”

Solskjaer then went on to directly address that *tackle* from Romeu on Greenwood…

“In the heat of the moment he’ll play on and adrenaline gets you going, and then you get a little bit of reaction after. I said after the game that my ankles were a bit weak after many years of football. But obviously Mason carried on and I think it should have been looked upon by the referee definitely.”

I’m not surprised Greenwood’s ankle is swollen up. After all, it was a potential leg-breaking tackle that could have seriously affected the Bradford-born-forward. Now, he’s possibly unavailable for a huge Premier League clash.

Credit to Solskajer for calling out the referee, too. To not even take a look at it, quite frankly, is disgusting. Surely there has to be some sort of retribution? Romeu wasn’t going for the ball, he was intentionally trying to hurt Greenwood and that’s not on.

There was some better news about Williams, though. He’s a tough lad and it’s great to know that he should be available – providing he can see out of the eye and his vision isn’t hampered.

As for Greenwood and Shaw, I hope they get well soon…

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