Man Utd legend Scholes: Greenwood will be better than Rashford

Ruben Hill
November 8, 2019

Greenwood scored his third first-team goal in Thursday's 3-0 Europa League victory over Partizan Belgrade. "You can't just turn that switch off and on, you've got to perform every day if you're going to be accepted in a place like this".

Asked if he had not wanted to heap pressure on the teenager during Martial's recent injury lay-off, Solskjaer said: "Not really".

"He nearly nicked a goal at Bournemouth on Saturday at the back post and the other games where he has played a bit part, he has always done something inside the box".

"So there has been a mini revival, but I don't think Ole will be sat comfortably in his chair".

When suggested that Greenwood's ability in front of goal was similar to Van Persie, Solskjaer replied: "Definitely".

"What he does is natural to him".

"I'm managing for Man United, I'm not managing for me".

Greenwood, who signed a new long-term contract in October, has scored in three of his four starts this season but is yet to begin a Premier League game this term. Right foot, left foot - I don't think he still knows which is the best one, which is very hard for defenders to defend against. "This is a little bit of a template on how we want to play but the opposition allow you to play this way as well", Solskjaer said. "I don't think he knows whether his right or left foot is the best". He's doing his finishing practices.

"The good thing is he can do it at Old Trafford in front of a full crowd, he doesn't get fazed by the occasion".

"Whether that's a game with his mates in the park or a cup final he will still finish the same or Premier League, hopefully". He has played a couple of full games for the Under-23s and Under-21s recently, scoring in the Premier League 2 victory over Stoke City early on and bagging an injury-time victor in the Leasing.com Trophy triumph at Doncaster Rovers.

Ex-Academy player Josh King scored the only goal of the game in the colours of Bournemouth.

After that the match turned into a training session, but the first 49 minutes of the game were as well as United have played for a while.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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