Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits it is ‘very, very difficult’ to leave out Mason Greenwood following the teenager’s goalscoring form in recent weeks.
The highly-rated academy graduate has starred over the past week, scoring twice in the club’s Europa League thrashing of AZ Alkmaar before coming off the bench to score an equaliser in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Everton at Old Trafford.
Despite only featuring intermittently in the first-team so far this season it is now seven goals in all competitions for the 18-year-old, with only Marcus Rashford having scored more for Manchester United this season.
Solskjaer admits Greenwood‘s performances are strengthening his case for more regular inclusion, and ahead of the club’s Carabao Cup quarter-final with Colchester on Wednesday night, adding it is ‘very, very difficult’ to leave out a player in such strong goalscoring form.
“He’s making it hard for me to leave him out,” Solskjaer said at his pre-match press conference.
“I remember when I came to the club and I kept scoring a few goals and even though I felt I could have performed better, the manager’s comments were ‘it’s hard to keep players who score out of the team’.
“It’s very, very difficult now to put a team out there without having Mason in my mind.”