‘Mason’s more of a natural finisher’: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals 17-year-old Man United wonderkid Greenwood is better in front of goal than Marcus Rashford AND Anthony Martial
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sees Mason Greenwood as one of his best strikers
- Solskjaer says he is a superior finisher to Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial
- The 17-year-old Manchester United academy graduate earns £800-a-week
- Greenwood excelled in pre-season with goals against Leeds and Inter Milan
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed 17-year-old Mason Greenwood is more of a ‘natural finisher’ than Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.
Greenwood’s exuberant performances stole headlines this summer after he found the net in pre-season against Leeds in Perth and Inter Milan in Singapore.
The striker was rewarded with a cameo appearance in the victory over Chelsea and Solskjaer is planning the right moment to give him a first start of the season.
Mason Greenwood gas been halied by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as a natural finisher
The Red Devils academy graduate earns a modest £800-a-week yet the Norwegian believes he is more potent in front of goal than his more experienced team-mates.
‘They’ve (Martial and Rashford) still got a way to go because Mason’s more of a natural finisher than them two’, said Solskjaer.
‘I want both of them to be more scoring easy goals because you don’t have to work too hard to score them, just a little bit of movement.
Greenwood was handed an appearance as a substitute in the 4-0 win over Chelsea
‘It was a great counter-attack (against Chelsea), great runs by Anthony and I think maybe he felt he should have got the first pass, it went a little bit wide out to Jesse (Lingard) and he stopped.
‘But then he got himself back in a good position and even though he might have mishit it, it went in, so if you can get five extra goals like this every season, both of them, that’s 10.’
Greenwood is expected to be be included in the United squad to face Wolves at Molineux on Monday evening.
Anthony Martial (left) and Marcus Rashford were constructively criticised by their manager despite scoring three goals between them in the victory at Old Trafford