Solskjaer fires back at ex-Man Utd players over Greenwood comments

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has denied Mason Greenwood has made himself a target with his off-field conduct.

Manchester United boss Solskjaer dismissed suggestions he has had to warn Greenwood about his timekeeping, after it was claimed the 19-year-old had turned up late for training sessions.

Greenwood was sent home from England duty last month, along with team-mate Phil Foden, for breaking Covid-19 protocols by smuggling women into the team hotel in Iceland.

But Solskjaer claimed Greenwood has learned from that experience and insisted he has no issue with the youngster

“Who's making a target of himself, Mason?” said Solskjaer.

“Well you do when you play well, but I'm not concerned at all with Mason making a target for himself.

“He's come in, played fantastic, he played his first league game against Tottenham, was brilliant, just kicked on.

“Yeah, he made a mistake this summer with England.

“He's a fantastic boy to work with, I have to to disappoint you because he's never, ever late for training, he's never a problem when he's at the training ground.

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“I've seen some ex-United players talking about him and they don't know what they're talking about, because we've got photographers outside the training ground, so they can see he's on time every day.

“He's got a good family behind him, he's had a good background in the academy and he's a good trainer, he trains really well.

“I cannot believe all these stories about him not being professional, that's something we have to deal with many players, many other players at United have had that.

“We have a great record and tradition of bringing our players through, that means from early on you get good habits, we trust you, you can express yourself.

“Mason's come through this programme, he's done fantastic and he will be kicking on I'm sure. Plus he's a very exciting boy to work with.”

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