Ole Gunnar Solskjaer makes Man United prediction about 17-year-old

Man United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer makes a prediction about Mason Greenwood next season

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: Sky Sports)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Mason Greenwood will get a lot of first-team minutes at Manchester United this season.

The Red Devils starlet looks set to rival Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford for a starting spot in the Manchester United side.

Greenwood made his first-team debut in Manchester United’s sensational 3-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League round of 16 in the French capital back in March.

Solskjaer started Greenwood in Manchester United’s final Premier League game of the 2018-19 season, when the Red Devils lost 2-0 to relegated side Cardiff City at Old Trafford.

Greenwood has been tipped to develop into a top player at Manchester United following his impressive performances at youth level.

Speaking at his media conference in Australia during Manchester United’s pre-season tour, Solskjaer made a prediction about Greenwood:

“You saw Mason in the last training session. Bang, bang, bang. Three goals.

“He could have had five goals against Cardiff but didn’t score. If a striker gets into a good vein of form, he will score goals.

“Mason will definitely play more games. He has grown over the summer and I think his confidence has grown too after the Cardiff game, as he was our best player.”

Greenwood has represented England at Under-16, Under-17 and Under-18 level.

Manchester United finished in sixth place in the Premier League table last term to miss out on a place in the Champions League.

The Red Devils crashed out of the FA Cup and the Champions League at the quarter-final stage last term.

Solskjaer was appointed as Jose Mourinho’s replacement back in December on an interim basis before the Norwegian head coach was given the role permanently at the end of March.

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