Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is optimistic Manchester United youngster Mason Greenwood will soon regain his best as the teenager edges towards a return from illness.
Greenwood had a stunning breakthrough season netting 17 goals in all competitions that saw many term him as the future of United. No teenager has scored more in a campaign for United, equalling the tally managed by greats George Best, Brian Kidd, and Wayne Rooney with performances that saw Greenwood fast-tracked into the England set-up.
The 19-year-old has struggled this campaign to hit last season's form, scoring twice in eight appearances for the Red Devils.
"You have to take a step back sometimes. The boy’s only 19 and he’s had a fantastic year," said Solskjaer.
"If we go a year back, I left him out of the Carabao Cup against Chelsea. Mason stayed back and played against Doncaster in the Checkatrade (Trophy) to get game time and that’s how far he’s come. Now he’s got 19 goals for the first team, he’s made his England debut, he scored on his first Under-21s game. He’s had a fantastic development."
"Of course the headlines are going to be there about him when he scores, (or) if he doesn’t play. Everyone’s allowed to not be well and if you’re not well, you can’t train.
"He’s now stayed away, he’s been away eight or nine days from training. We’re just starting building him up again. I have no doubts about him. He’s got a very good head on him and his talent is there for everyone to see."
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