That preparation obviously paid dividends too, as shown in the Reds’ season opener last weekend, as the forward put on an impressive display leading the line against Leeds United and netted United’s decisive second goal in the match with a perfectly executed finish.
Greenwood will now be looking to replicate that kind of showing in our next game against Southampton on Sunday and in the countdown to that one, Solskjaer has praised the attitude of our Academy graduate following his injury setback earlier this summer.
“The boy has had problems, he’s had injury issues, he’s done really well to get through them,” Ole said during his pre-Saints press conference on Friday afternoon.
“He’s worked really hard to get fit, and of course I can see the benefit of his work in the summer.
“Mason would have wanted nothing more than to be playing at the Euros of course but that’s simply because he loves playing football, he loves playing for his country, and of course he loves playing for Manchester United.”