Solskjaer Tells Mason Greenwood What To Do To Takeover No. 9 From Anthony Martial

Mason Greenwood scored his first Manchester United goal of the season against Luton Town and could make his first Premier League start of 2020-21 at Brighton.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has now told the teenager how he can develop into a centre forward.

“He can play through the middle,” Solskjaer said.

“As a young boy, not physically outgrown yet, sometimes it's nice to be facing forward rather than being the number nine and being the foil and being the battering ram if you like.

“I think he'll end up as a number nine in the end, probably.

”But he's so good with his right or left, it doesn't matter if he comes through the middle.

“I scored most of my goals from just outside the posts as well, I wasn't in the middle. For him to be a number nine, though, he needs to learn how to head a ball!

”I keep telling him that and if he wants to do that he's welcome to come and practice with me!

“He had a fantastic season last season and to get his goal now was important for him and Marcus [Rashford].

”Always, for strikers to get that confidence or that feeling of scoring, to get that hunger again.

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“So very happy with that and he'll just have to keep working to get his fitness and sharpness back as well as the rest of them.”

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