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Mason Greenwood’s shape makes him the top choice at Manchester United, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

‘You can’t shut out players if they score goals … he’s a natural footballer’: Mason Greenwood’s shape makes him the first choice at Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer greets as the striker heads to 16 this season

Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood’s scoring form has made it impossible to let the teen out of the starting lineup, said manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Greenwood scored his 16th goal in all competitions for United this season and his fourth in his last three Premier League games, in their 3-0 win over Aston Villa on Thursday.

“You can’t leave players out when they score goals,” said Solskjaer. “He’s 18 and of course he will get better.

Mason Greenwood has earned his place in Manchester United's starting XI with his goals

Mason Greenwood has earned his place in Manchester United’s starting XI with his goals

He is a natural footballer and has been at the academy from an early age. His dad showed me a picture of us together when he was seven. He knows we believe in him. ‘

United are fifth, one point and one place behind Leicester City, having won each of their last four league games by three goals.

Goalkeeper David De Gea said they finally started gelling as a team.

“We are doing very well,” added the Spaniard. “Now I feel that we are a team. Everyone is sitting the same way, everyone wants to win, help. ‘

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