Ralf Rangnick admits he would ‘love’ to give Mason Greenwood more game time in the future.
Manchester United have now won two games in a row, with the future suddenly looking a whole lot brighter under Ralf Rangnick.
The German manager has only conducted one training session, with the players already adapting to his high-pressing style. Against Crystal Palace yesterday, we controlled the game which is the first time that’s happened in a very long time.
United probably could have (and should have) won more than 1-0 but we have to be pleased with the overall performance.
As time goes on, we’ll start to learn who Rangnick wants to rely heavily on. One player who seems to have caught his eye is Mason Greenwood. With Rangnick having a real affinity with developing youth, this definitely makes sense.
After the game yesterday, Greenwood was named as the United starlet who he ‘would love’ to give more game-time to, though the 63-year-old did go on to say that the Englishman will have to earn it.
Check out what the gaffer had to say after the 1-0 win vs Crystal Palace here:
‘Mason [Greenwood] did so well at the start of the season,’ said Rangnick, per The Metro.
‘I think he scored three or four goals in the first three games, he’s a very gifted homegrown player and I would love to give him more game-time in the future.
‘But, of course, he has to deserve his game-time in training and, therefore, it was good to have him on the bench and bring him on the pitch.’
I genuinely believe the 4-2-2-2 formation suits Greenwood down to the ground. We all know that in the long run, he’ll be a striker due to his lethal finishing ability.
Over the last year or so, Greenwood has been deployed on the wing. It’s a job he’s done well but I reckon he’d be far more useful through the middle – partnered up top with Cristiano Ronaldo no-less.
The good news is that Greenwood is now back fit following injury and it was nice to see him back on the pitch at the weekend. It’ll obviously take him a little time to get fully up to speed but I have full faith in his ability.
Just how good will Mason Greenwood be under Ralf Rangnick? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.