Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Mason Greenwood is reaping the rewards of his arduous work on the coaching floor after serving to Manchester United to a 3-1 win over Burnley.
The England worldwide scored twice in Sunday’s conflict at Outdated Trafford, both aspect of a James Tarkowski equaliser, as United made it 5 Premier League victories in a row.
It’s the third league recreation operating Greenwood has scored in and takes his tally within the competitors to fifteen, making him United’s joint-top scoring teenager alongside Wayne Rooney.
Greenwood’s opener was a well-taken first-time end and the second noticed the academy product lower in from the proper and fireplace in a deflected shot six minutes from time.
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Solskjaer is very happy with the best way the teenager, who struggled for targets within the first half of the season, is growing his attacking recreation with age.
“I’m very completely satisfied for him. He’s mixing up his recreation. He goes inside and outdoors, he’s maturing on a regular basis. It’s beautiful to see,” Solskjaer advised BBC Sport.
“He’s put the work in on the coaching floor and reaps the rewards. Final season he was younger, now he’s had virtually two seasons within the first crew.
“Particularly within the final three or 4 months I’ve seen how mature he’s on the coaching floor and he performs with maturity and understanding.
“He’s very inventive however performs easy when he has to.”
Greenwood has scored extra top-flight targets than another teenager in Europe’s prime 5 leagues because the begin of 2019-20 (15), yet another than Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho.
“I’ve saved myself focussed. I knew my targets would come and saved my head down and I’ve taken my alternatives,” Greenwood advised Sky Sports activities.
“I’m completely satisfied I’m enjoying quite a bit. Ole trusts me and I do my greatest on the pitch and attempt to assist my team-mates and it’s displaying on the pitch.”
Requested in regards to the method of his targets, Greenwood stated: “I like to do this, lower inside like that. I did it final season however you must combine it up so defenders don’t catch you out.”
Half-time substitute Edinson Cavani added a late third to wrap up a win for United that strikes them to inside eight factors of leaders Manchester Metropolis with six video games to play.
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With United on their greatest successful league run since January 2019 when successful six in a row, Greenwood is refusing to surrender on catching Metropolis.
“You possibly can by no means ensure – they may slip up. However we simply have to focus on our subsequent video games,” he stated.
“Something’s potential. Hopefully they drop some factors however we simply should preserve focussed on our video games.”
United have gained 19 of their 32 league video games this time period, which is yet another than they managed all through the 2019-20 marketing campaign, and face a visit to Leeds United subsequent weekend.
“We’ll preserve concentrating on what we’re doing and preserve successful,” Solskjaer added. “We have to preserve the momentum going. It’s all the time in regards to the subsequent recreation.”