Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists Mason Greenwood justifies Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez leaving
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists Mason Greenwood justifies Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez leaving
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists Mason Greenwood justifies Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez leaving

After Mason Greenwood bagged the match-winner with his sole strike against FC Astana, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he was right to let Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez leave.

Greenwood eventually saved United's blushes in the second half, showing excellent footwork and finishing as the 17-year-old became the first player born this millennium to score for the club. Solskjaer had rained praise down on Greenwood on his pre-match press conference terming him as one of the best finishers he has seen.

Speaking after the game, Solskjaer was asked how he prepared Greenwood to play having not replaced high-profile players like Sanchez and Lukaku, "For me, it was the right decision. Because I think for the club and for him, I think he's going to be important for us this season. He's not played a lot so far but he'll get his minutes and he'll grow and develop."

Greenwood's growing influence looks set to be rewarded by United with a deserved new and improved contract soon enough.

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