Manchester United’s pre-season training camp is now well underway, with the lads looking forward to their first game against Perth Glory this coming Saturday.
For Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, it’s about helping his squad build up those all-important fitness levels before the serious stuff starts next month.
With a young, talented squad at his disposal, we could well see new faces appear on the United team-sheet more often. Amongst the bright prospects is Mason Greenwood – who made his full Premier League debut on the last day of the season against Cardiff City.
Anyway, Solskjaer met the media today and was asked whether Greenwood would feature more, with the manager confirming that the 17-year-old will ‘definitely’ play more games during the upcoming season and beyond.
“Mason [Greenwood] will definitely play more games,” Solskjaer said per the Manchester Evening News.
“And he has grown over the summer. I think his confidence has grown a lot after that Cardiff game because he was our best player in that game.”
I think that, as fans, all we expect is players to wear the badge with pride and carry themselves in a professional manner. For one so young, Greenwood was showing the senior players that he was the hungriest of the lot during that game against Cardiff. That’s an exemplary attitude to have, although it says a lot about the way heads had dropped towards the back end of the 2018/19 campaign.
Greenwood should be featuring more if he continues to lead the way. Age is just a number, if you’re good enough, you’re old enough. This lad has the potential to go all the way to the top.
He looks to have been training well, and as you can see from the video below, it seems as though Greenwood has been deployed as a right-winger in this session – sitting just in front of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, and scoring a lovely little goal cutting in on his left…