Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has opened up on the application of Mason Greenwood after the forward missed wins over Newcastle and Paris Saint-Germain. Reports earlier this week claim the 19-year-old has been warned by United over his conduct, which is why he has not been available for selection.

Now Solskjaer has confirmed Greenwood is in line to return this weekend against Chelsea and the Norwegian has opened up on the situation as supporters seek clarity.

“We have a great record and tradition of bringing our players through, that means from early on you get good habits, you express yourselves, Mason’s come through this programme, done fantastic and will be kicking on I’m sure, he’s a very exciting boy to work with,” he said.

“You do [make a target for yourself] when you play well and I’m not concerned at all with Mason making a target for himself. He came in, played fantastic, he made his first start against Tottenham last season, was brilliant, kicked on.

“He made a mistake for England and suddenly the English press go after him.

“I have to disappoint you… he’s never ever late for training. I’ve seen some ex United players talking about him and they don’t know what they’re talking about and they can see every day. I don’t know where these stories have come from.

“He’s got a good family behind him, academy and he’s a good trainer and I cannot believe all these stories about him not being professional, that’s something we have to deal with many players, many other players at United have had that.”



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