Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plan for Daniel James and Mason Greenwood revealed
21 July 2019, 10:39
Manchester United boss Solskjaer has seen both James and Greenwood catch the eye during the club’s pre-season matches against Perth Glory, Leeds United and Inter Milan.James arrived from Swansea for £17million and, with his blistering pace, has generated plenty of excitement.Greenwood, meanwhile, featured for Manchester United at the end of last season and has scored two goals in his last two appearances.And the Evening Standard have now delved into Solskjaer’s plan for the duo.
It is claimed that, regarding James, the Red Devils manager plans to ease the Wales international into action.The 21-year-old only made his Swansea debut a year ago and has enjoyed a mercurial rise to prominence in the time since.He still looks raw, however, and it appears that Solskjaer is willing to give him time in order to kick on and prove himself.The report claims that, consequently, the United manager may decide to play Greenwood on the right wing.The 17-year-old has made a name for himself as a striker at academy level.
But he has impressed on the flanks and may be thrown into the mix for the season opener against Chelsea on August 11.Speaking after Greenwood’s goal saw off Inter Mlan on Saturday, Solskjaer insisted it was never in his mind to send the youngster out on loan."Mason [Greenwood] has never been on my mind to send on loan,” he said.“We have to keep him here. He’s ready to be involved in the first team.“He’s a natural finisher. He’s practicing of course but he just knows where the goal is.
“Sometimes you get players like this and he’s a natural scorer."The kid's only 17 and he's learning every day training with these boys."He's been with us the last few months, he's grown in confidence, he's grown in stature and, as I said before, when you've got players who perform it's difficult to keep them out."But we've got to keep our feet on the ground with him, he's only 17, there'll be ups and downs but he's enjoying his football.”