Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has promised the Manchester United fans that there will be more opportunities for academy Star Mason Greenwood in this season.
The 17-year-old forward is probably our best player in the academy right now and his enormous numbers in front of the goal proves that fact.
With 42 goals and 12 assists to his name, Mason Greenwood was on fire in the youth team last campaign as the forward won the Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year Award last season.
Obviously, Mason was also our best player on the pitch against Cardiff on the last day of the Premier League which only affirmed the claim that the 17-year-old is too good to be playing the youth games.
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The lower squad number for an academy star usually guarantees more involvement in the first team and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has promised the United fans that it will be the case, come this season:
“You saw Mason in the last training session: Bang, bang, bang. Three goals.
“He could have had five goals against Cardiff but didn’t score. If a striker gets into a good vein of form, he will score goals.
“Mason will definitely play more games. He has grown over the summer and I think his confidence has grown too after the Cardiff game, as he was our best player.”
Marcus Rashford will probably be our first-choice No. 9 at the start of the season ahead of Romelu Lukaku, whose future still needs to be sorted.
One of the academy kids himself, Rashford knows what its like to make the leap from the youth team to the senior set-up and that’s why the 21-year-old is willing to do all he can to help Mason take that next step:
“Yes, 100 per cent. For me, he’ll definitely get more game time. Everyone’s just enjoying watching him develop and grow, you know, because that step up from Academy football to men’s football can be difficult.
“He had a good game against Cardiff on the last game of the season, so that’s put him in good stead for the position that he’s in now.
”So hopefully he just keeps on going and keeps working hard, and then I don’t see why he can’t play.“
Anyone who has watched Mason in action or followed his games in youth football knows that the kid is a supremely talented player who just needs a few opportunities to prove himself on the senior level.
Hopefully, Ole can afford those opportunities to Mason Greenwood in the up-coming season for United!