Mason Greenwood has created a lot of buzz and excitement among the Manchester United supporters. In his first season on the senior team he socred he scored 19 goals and further provided 5 assists. He also cemented his place on the right-wing for the Red Devils.
The Englishman’s goalscoring exploits were praised by the likes of Robin Van Persie and Wayne Rooney. He also broke the record of the former and now he has the most number of goals in a debut season by a teenager for Manchester United.
Greenwood is capable of using both his feet equally effectively. Due to this, it is difficult to defend against him. He has an eye for a goal and he can take excellent shots with both feet. To further add to his skills he has plenty of paces as well.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave him a chance last season. The Norwegian wasn’t disappointed with his performances. However, things seem to have changed a bit. There are certain off the field issues with Greenwood that have caught the eye of his manager.
The off-field issues of Greenwood and Solskjear’s problem with it
According to the Sun, Solskjear is not happy with Greenwood’s attitude this season. He is said to be fed up with the teenager. The Englishman hasn’t helped his case either with poor performances this season.
Greenwood turned up late for training twice and Solskjear is not happy with it. The United academy graduate was also at the centre of the storm of controversy with England’s national team. The youngster along with teammate Phil Foden sneaked in two girls into their hotel rooms, breaking coronavirus protocols.
This resulted in his expulsion from the national team squad. In United’s last two games, Greenwood was not present in the matchday squad. The Red Devils manager confirmed that it was nothing but a niggle that has kept him out.
However, according to The Daily Star, the youngster can be seen training before the PSG game in the Champions League. Ole has not mentioned the extent to which Greenwood will be out. The Red Devils will take on Chelsea in their next game in the Premier League.
The crucial stage for Manchester United and Mason Greenwood
In his latest press conference, Ole Gunnar Solskjear has confirmed that Greenwood’s behavior is not a problem. However, things behind the scene may be different. Football managers often tell one thing to the media and another thing to their players.
The Norwegian has denied all the allegations against Greenwood. He also stated that Mason is a target for the media because he plays so well. Ole admitted that the youngster made a mistake by breaking coronavirus protocols on national duty.
The most significant thing for Greenwood here is to deal with the media attention. In the era of social media, news spreads faster than a fire in a forest. The British media is also very infamous for extreme scrutiny of the Premier League players.
Such off-field issues come to hand to hand with the game. However, he needs to be given counseling by senior players in the team on how to handle such situations. He is a very talented young player and in football, things can change very fast.