Solskjaer reveals why Mason Greenwood took penalty against Tranmere
Solskjaer reveals why Mason Greenwood took penalty against Tranmere
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Solskjaer reveals why Mason Greenwood took penalty against Tranmere

Mason Greenwood scored a penalty to make it 0-6 against Tranmere Rovers with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealing that he wanted the talisman to have the responsibility of taking a spot-kick. 

Greenwood netted his 10th goal of the season and became the youngest United player to score 10 goals for the club since Norman Whiteside in 1984.

This was the biggest win since the 8-2 annihilation of Arsenal in August 2011 and Lingard showed intentions of taking the penalty but Solskjaer called Phil Jones over to tell Greenwood to take the ball off Lingard.

Speaking after the emphatic win over Tranmere, Solskjaer revealed why Greenwood took the penalty, "A striker should always try and want to take penalties. Give him some responsibility.

"I think in the first 15 or 20 minutes, maybe this was a culture shock for Mason because it's a different kind of football to what he's used to. And I think it's about trying to give him that responsibility and ownership.

"I thought Mason, he lost the ball and then had a great sliding tackle after about 20 minutes or something and then after that I thought he played well."

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