Coach Man Utd – Ole Solskjaer – countered former striker Dimitar Berbatov by defending his student Mason Greenwoood, before the great war against Chelsea.
- Man Utd – Chelsea: 17:30 Saturday, October 24, Utc(0)
In the press conference ahead of the Premier League sixth round match, Solskjaer was asked if Greenwood was making himself a target of the media. He said: “Greenwood is interested when he plays well. I don’t worry about him being the target of the media. Greenwood played great from his first match last season against Tottenham. It’s true he made a mistake. mistake in England “.
“But, Greenwood is a guy who works hard in training,” added the Norwegian coach. “He’s never been late to practice. Before every Man Utd practice, someone takes a picture at the gate. Ask them to know, Greenwood is always on time. He is supported by his family, famous in school. I have heard some former Man Utd players talking about Greenwood. They just don’t understand. We have to find a way to solve this. “
One of the former players to target Greenwood was Berbatov. On 9/9, the Bulgarian striker told Mirror: “Hopefully the incident in the England team does not affect Greenwood’s chances to play. When we were young, players like us always do stupid things.”
Greenwood once led his girlfriend into the quarantine area of the England team, when they focused on the international series in September 2020. Since then, Greenwood has not been summoned to the recruitment. He also failed to play the last two matches of Man Utd, because of discipline, according to The Times.
But, Solskjaer said that Greenwood was only injured. The 18-year-old striker and captain Harry Maguire could return for the match against Chelsea. More importantly, striker Edinson Cavani is almost ready to play, when Anthony Martial is still suspended.