Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals surprise name who could be in Man Utd team next season

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals surprise name who could be in Man Utd team next season


Greenwood opened the scoring in Manchester United’s 4-0 pre-season win over their rivals Leeds on Wednesday afternoon.

The 17-year-old made four first-team appearances for United last season and showed glimpses of why he’s held in such high regard by many at the club.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was impressed by the England Under-18 international’s performance against Leeds, so much so he’s considering starting him in the Red Devils’ Premier League opener against Chelsea on August 11.

“He’s got a chance to start that one (against Chelsea) definitely,” said Solskjaer. “He’s capable, more than capable.

“He’ll always be there in and around the box creating chances. I won’t say that that’s not a possibility.

“It’s a good possibility if he keeps going as he does. It’s difficult to keep players out if they keep playing well.

“Of course we’re delighted with the goal he scored. It’s important for strikers to get that goal, even though we’ve always said and know he’s capable of scoring goals.

“But that first goal is going to be maybe a weight off his shoulders.

“His movement, cleverness, he’s going to be a very good player the young boy. He can play all the front three positions, front four really – 10, 7, 11, 9 – he’s a natural footballer.

“He’s got two feet but with his left coming in from the right. He can play anywhere along the front line.

“He’s a natural. You know when he takes a penalty with his left, with his right, free-kicks left, free-kicks right, he is almost what you call 50-50. Maybe 51-49 (per cent ) left footed.

“You see a talented boy there and he’s got every opportunity to make it as a Man United player.

“Of course it’s also going to be about luck, staying clear of injuries, being professional and I’m sure he’s going to grab his chance because everything is there for him.”

Greenwood starting the opening weekend showdown with Chelsea would be something of a surprise given it would see him leapfrog a host of big names.

It would also likely mean United have no plans to replace wantaway Romelu Lukaku with a big-money signing should he head to Inter Milan.

United will be back in pre-season action on Saturday afternoon, taking on Serie A giants Inter in the International Champions Cup.

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