Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær has asked for their forward, Mason Greenwood, to be rested and not called up by England for Nations League duty. The star player has scored 18 goals in 50 appearances in all competitions for Manchester United in the last season.
The 18-year-old, Mason Greenwood, made his senior debut against Iceland on the 5th of September after having made 50 appearances in all competitions for Manchester United last season. He and Manchester City’s Phil Foden were later sent home from the England squad over breaking coronavirus rules.
Manchester United: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer trying to protect forward Mason Greenwood
In recent talks with the press, the Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær said:
“I tried my best to give him a rest over the summer. The club, we asked specifically and pointed out that he should have had a rest. He needs it mentally and physically after that season he had. First thing that happens is, one, he’s called up, and two, he’s right there in the press. We’ve done whatever we can to protect him and I will keep on helping him.”
He also confirmed that Mason Greenwood would be involved in Manchester United’s Premier League season-opener game against Crystal palace on Saturday at 5.30 pm BST. Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær also added that Mason Greenwood was ‘a big part of this group’ and that ‘we have to understand that he’s an 18-year-old kid who needs managing’.
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The forward Greenwood apologized after his poor judgment and disgraceful release from the England squad after he inhaled nitrous oxide, or ‘hippy crack’, and was found breaking coronavirus guidelines with Manchester City’s Phil Foden and two Icelandic girls. England’s Nations League campaign also saw the Manchester United captain Harry Maguire dropped from the squad just hours after he was selected following his guilty verdict on the Greek Island of Mykonos.