‘At that age, you have so much energy’: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer plagues Mason Greenwood over burnout fears while Man United’s teenage shot chases another goal to match Wayne Rooney’s record
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer emphasizes that Manchester United’s rising star, Mason Greenwood, is not at risk of burnout from playing too much.
Greenwood has played 42 games so far this season, including starting the last four Premier League games as part of an unchanged line-up for United, scoring 16 goals in all competitions.
The 18-year-old needs one more to match Wayne Rooney’s total of nine league goals for Everton at the same age in the 2003-04 season.
Mason Greenwood is in stunning form for Manchester United with 16 goals in all competitions
The 18-year-old striker scored his 16th of the season in United’s 3-0 win at Aston Villa
Solskjaer has to decide whether he will play Southampton at home against Southampton on Monday evening, but the United boss is satisfied that he is not asking too much of the youngster.
“At that age you have so much energy,” said Solskjaer. “There is no fear, you just want to play football. If we had a day off, he would play football with his friends.
“I don’t worry about Mason this season, we just have to take care of him all his career. He is a fantastic boy who loves football and he gets the result and the rewards for his hard work.
Solskjaer is excited about the progress Greenwood has made for United this season
Greenwood needs one more goal to match Wayne Rooney’s record in the league for an 18-year-old with Everton in 2003-04
“We know what he is capable of and have always trusted him to be part of this team and check his performance and goals.
“We’ve seen it every day. I’ve seen it since I came to the club. He is just a natural footballer and putting natural good footballers with better footballers gives him more chances to show his qualities.
“The club knows what it does when they train players.”