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From boy to man, Solskjaer delighted with Greenwood development

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Mason Greenwood has ‘turned into a man’ over the summer following the forward’s display in Manchester United’s 5-1 win over Leeds.

Greenwood scored as the Red Devils opened the new Premier League season with a thrashing of their northern rivals at Old Trafford, with the teenager impressing in a centre-forward role as the lead of the attack.

 

Greenwood was excellent as United ran riot to secure a comprehensive opening day victory, a Bruno Fernandes hat-trick and further goal from Fred ensuring Solsksjaer’s side got their season off to the perfect start.

Solskjaer has previously questioned whether the 19-year-old was ready to be the side’s main focal point with Greenwood often utilised in a wide position, but the Norwegian admits he has noticed major changes in the player’s physique and development throughout the course of pre-season.

“I think you can see how much work he has put down in his preseason, in his summer, he has turned into a man,” said Solskjaer at his post match press conference.

“He is filling out, he is stronger. His stride is stronger and you know when he ran away from the defender and scored his goal, it was a joy to see.

“His approach, attitude and application, everything he has done every day has been getting better and better and I think that’s maturity as well in the kid.”

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