Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has vowed to help Mason Greenwood improve. The teenager scored twice as the Red Devils beat Bournemouth 5-2 on Saturday and now has 15 goals for the season. And Solskjaer also opened up on Martial’s improvement, with the France international scoring 20 goals for the first time in his career.
Greenwood is currently the talk of Manchester United, with the 18-year-old growing in stature under Solskjaer’s tutelage.
With 15 goals to his name many are predicting a bright future for the teenager, with only Martial and Marcus Rashford scoring more.
And Solskjaer has vowed to help the striker to continue to improve, saying: “He’s a naturally good finisher, so he’ll always score goals.
“He’s a humble boy, he wants to learn, he listens, he’s worked hard, you can see his fitness is getting better and better.
“He’s just a young boy who will fill out, he’s exciting to work with and we’ll keep on building him up in the gym and on the pitch.”
Solskjaer also feels Greenwood can cope with playing for England.
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Gareth Southgate is reportedly considering the 18-year-old for his side’s Nations League fixtures with Iceland and Denmark in December.
And Solskjaer said: “If you can handle playing for Man Utd, then you can handle playing for any team and Mason’s got the qualities that not many others have.
“So he could play for England’s full team or Under-21s, I don’t really mind.
“I know he’s doing well for us and it’s great to have him here.”
Solskjaer also talked about Martial’s improvement, with the France international now operating at the peak of his powers.
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And he believes giving the Frenchman a fixed position, while rotating him with Rashford, has helped coax the best from the 23-year-old.
“I think the team creating chances, Anthony working hard, being the number nine in a settled position, but also once in a while rotating with Marcus [Rashford] and switching positions,” Solskjaer said.
“For his goal (against Bournemouth), he started off on the left and curled it into the top corner.”
Meanwhile, Rashford has warned opponents that he and his team-mates are in the mood for more goals before the season comes to an end.
“It’s been brilliant,” said Rashford.
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“There are still plenty more games to go – five in the league and then there’s the Europa League and FA Cup.
“There’s plenty of games to go and if we keep doing what we’ve been doing, the numbers could be – well, we don’t know what the numbers could be come the end of it.
“We just keep working hard and be ruthless. We need that if we want to keep scoring goals.”
United have now gone 16 games without tasting defeat, with the Red Devils last losing to Liverpool at Anfield back in January.
They’ve scored 43 goals in that time and conceded just six to suggest that, finally, the club are learning to thrive without Sir Alex Ferguson at the helm.
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