Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has offered some advice that perhaps Mason Greenwood should listen to.
Greenwood, 19, has enjoyed a sensational rise at Manchester United, but it seems highly likely he could be left fighting for his place in the Reds’ starting XI next season after Jadon Sancho’s £72.9m arrival from Borussia Dortmund was finally made official.
Although it’s expected Greenwood will eventually develop into a consistent centre-forward, he’s been mostly used on the right-wing since making his breakthrough, something that Solskjaer has admitted best suits his attributes at this moment in his career.
Considering that Sancho seems an inevitable starter on the right side and Edinson Cavani looks set to lead United’s attack down the middle, Greenwood could face a challenge to move back up Solskjaer’s pecking order for first-team football this term.
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However, Solskjaer has now unintentionally offered some advice on how best for Greenwood to handle Sancho’s arrival by explaining how he approached Alan Shearer’s potential move to United back in 1996.
“No, no. I’ve never been the type to worry about others, and what they do,” Solskjaer told United’s in-house media when asked how he felt when he heard the news that Sir Alex Ferguson was close to landing the Premier League’s all-time goal scorer.
“Of course, Alan Shearer is one of the best strikers to have played in England, but I’ll take a challenge.
“If he’d signed, I’d have easily signed and felt confident that I could make an impact because I was very confident in my own abilities as a goalscorer.”
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