Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer explains how teenage sensation Mason Greenwood can become complete striker

Ole Gunnar Solskajer heaped praise on Mason Greenwood after the forward scored twice in Manchester United’s 5-2 win over Bournemouth.

The 18-year-old now has 15 goals in all competitions this season and looks to be getting better with every game he plays.

But he is not quite the finished article just yet, according to his manager.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised the young forward Mason Greenwood

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised the young forward Mason Greenwood

Solskjaer said: “Great talent, great finisher and he’s learning more and more. Growing more and more and getting better with his decisions on and off the pitch.

“He’s an exceptional finisher. He can score right foot or left foot and as I said before if he can just learn how to head a ball he will be a complete striker.”

When asked if he could become a key player for England in the future, Solskajer said: “If he keeps on developing. We will do our best to develop him.

“I’m just worried about him playing for Man United and not England. There might be some Norwegian blood in there you never know!”

Mason Greenwood has 15 goals in all competitions this season

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Mason Greenwood has 15 goals in all competitions this season

Solskjaer was delighted with his side’s attacking performance as the club scored five goals at Old Trafford for the first time since December 2011, when they beat Wigan 5-0.

He said: “It could have been even more. The attacking football that we played today was exciting, exhilarating. I’m pretty sure that if our fans were at the Stretford End they would have helped the players to go for another one.

“The atmosphere that’s created here is a little bit false. Too bad they weren’t here to enjoy it.”

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There were still two sloppy goals, though, with United going behind in the match thanks to some poor defending from Harry Maguire and David De Gea.

Solskjaer added: “You are never happy when you concede goals. Specifically when you start the games. We started sloppy for the first goal but then you can’t take anything from the boy (Junior) Stanislas. It was a good finish.

“The second one, we created that one. You’ve got to take some chances and risks. They were aggressive and positive with their pressing.

“It’s a way for us all as well when you want to play through teams you might have to play through the first press. I don’t mind if you make one or two mistakes.”


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