Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had some kind words for Mason Greenwood in his post-match interview.
Well, it certainly wasn’t pretty, but Manchester United tacked another three points on the board yesterday. The 1-0 victory over West Ham United was deserved – and it’s always nice getting one over on David Moyes.
Given the injuries that are currently decimating the squad right now, the eleven that started the game did their job excellently. I guess us fans went into the match with doubts, though, particularly when the 4-goal Mason Greenwood was leading the line.
It’s fair to say his season hasn’t been anywhere near as prolific this term, though it’s easy to forget, Greenwood is still only a teenager.
Yesterday, though, we saw a fit, hungry Greenwood lead the line brilliantly. He’d hold the ball up well, bring others into play excellently and make superb runs. The Englishman definitely didn’t look like someone short on confidence.
After the game, Solskjaer would heap the praise on the United star, who he says has played ‘really well’ recently despite a lack of goals.
Check out what the gaffer had to say here:
“His performance was really good and deserved a goal,” Solskjaer said of Greenwood in his post-match interview, per Goal. “He’s played really well lately.
“He linked the play well, held it up for us, kept switching the play and had the two best chances. It was a great save by Fabianski and he unfortunately hit the post from the second one.
“He kept creating chances for others as well, so very pleased with Mason at the moment.”
I was seriously impressed with Greenwood. He stepped up in the absence of both Antony Martial and Edinson Cavani and it was pleasing to see. As long as he keeps up with that work ethic, stays in a positive frame of mind and continues to work hard, the goals will flow.
Last night also offered us a glimpse into the future. Greenwood is far better as a striker than he is out wide. He makes those strikers runs, gets into those goalscoring positions and always keeps the centre-halves who are marking him busy.
Don’t forget that on another day, Greenwood could have had a brace but for one sublime Lukasz Fabianski save and an unfortunate strike against the woodwork.
I don’t know about you, but I’d have full faith in Greenwood leading the line again against AC Milan on Thursday.