Arsenal legend Ian Wright says he was disappointed with Mason Greenwood’s failure to get on the scoresheet in Manchester United’s 9-0 win against Southampton.
The Red Devils got their title challenge back on track with a record-equalling win against the Saints, which saw eight different scorers at Old Trafford.
Greenwood ended a barren run with a goal in the FA Cup win against Liverpool last month but the teenager still has just one league goal to his name this term, despite making 16 appearances.
The 19-year-old impressed with his wing play but his failure to score felt like a missed opportunity to boost his confidence and Wright believes Greenwood needs to learn to play between the posts to score more tap-ins.
Asked if Greenwood’s failure to score was disappointing, Wright told Premier League Prodctions: ‘Yeah because he’s a forward and he needs to score at the minute.
‘I thought he did some good stuff today but even when Daniel James came on Daniel James got himself in a situation when the ball came across when Bruno Fernandes headed it back that he got himself in the middle of the goal.
‘I didn’t see Mason Greenwood in the middle of the goal too many times on a day in which there was goals to be had.’
Despite failing to find the net, Greenwood’s performance was much improved on recent weeks.
And Solskjaer even made a point of singling out the teenager in his post-match press conference.
‘Confidence is one thing but it was about the mojo and spark, the X-Factor,’ Solskjaer told BBC Sport after the game.
‘Mason Greenwood was terrific and his performance was top for a player who did not score a goal.’
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