October 26, 2020, 14:42

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer angered by Mason Greenwood’s England call-up

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer angered by Mason Greenwood’s England call-up

	Ole Gunnar Solskjaer angered by Mason Greenwood’s England call-up

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has spoken to Mason Greenwood about his high-profile England indiscretion and remains furious about the Manchester United teenager being called up in the first place.

No teenager in the club’s history has ever scored more goals in a season, with the 18-year-old shortlisted for the  PFA Young Player of the Year award in recognition of his outstanding breakthrough season.

Senior England honours also came Greenwood’s way, with the teenager making his debut off the bench in the Nations League win against Iceland on the same day that Manchester City playmaker Phil Foden made his bow.

But the youngsters were quickly caught up in controversy after flouting the strict bio bubble in Reykjavik, leading to the pair being sent home, public admonishment from Gareth Southgate and a Football Association investigation.

“He needs it mentally and physically after that season he had. First thing that happens is 1) he’s called up, and 2) he’s right there in the press.

“We’ve done whatever we can to protect him and I will keep on helping him. I know that when he comes back into the daily routine of the club and what we do to him, he’ll be fine.”

Greenwood had to train on his own when returning to United due to coronavirus measures, but Solskjaer confirmed the teenager can line-up against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Harry Maguire is set to lead the side out at an empty Old Trafford after finding himself in the eye of another storm.

	Ole Gunnar Solskjaer angered by Mason Greenwood’s England call-up

Gareth Southgate withdrew Harry Maguire from the England squad (Mike Egerton/PA)

The defender was handed a suspended 21-month sentence after being found guilty of assaulting a police officer, swearing, resisting arrest and bribery during an incident in Mykonos.

Maguire denies the offences and has launched an appeal with the Greek courts, but there is no sign when the case will be heard.

“The process will keep on going,” Solskjaer said. “Knowing Harry, he’s a very strong character so hopefully he can put that apart.

“But, naturally, as a human being it will be in the back of his mind what’s happened this summer, and apart from that you’ve just got to see how it develops with Harry.

“I can’t, I’m not going tell you the team today” he said.

“But the goalkeeper training has been fantastic to watch. It’s so enjoyable, it’s the highest possible quality you can imagine.

“I know the goalkeeper coaches are really enjoying working with them. Some of the stuff is fantastic and it’s going to be an interesting, interesting thing for many to follow.

“They are working well together at the moment. Sergio (Romero) has not come back yet, he was given some extra time with his family.”


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Sourсe: breakingnews.ie

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