Solskjaer admits Greenwood made a “mistake” when breaking coronavirus protocols while away with England in Iceland but feels he has been unfairly treated by media in aftermath of incident; watch Man Utd v Chelsea live on Sky Sports Premier League from 5pm on Saturday; kick-off 5.30pm.
Friday 23 October 2020 18:29, UK
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has come to the defence of teenager Mason Greenwood
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has shut down any talk of concerns around Mason Greenwood’s behaviour and says “I can’t believe all of these stories about him being unprofessional”.
Solskjaer admits Greenwood made a “mistake” when breaking coronavirus protocols while away with England in Iceland but feels the 19-year-old has been unfairly treated by the media in the aftermath of the incident.
Greenwood’s time-keeping and behaviour was reported to be causing concern for the United boss, but Solskjaer is adamant “he is never late for training and never a problem on the training ground”.
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Asked if Greenwood is making a target of himself, Solskjaer said: “Well, you do when you play well and I’m not concerned at all of Mason making a target of himself because he’s come in and played fantastic.
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“He made a mistake this summer with England and suddenly the whole English press go after him – and that’s something we have to look after. He is a fantastic boy to work with.
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