Mason Greenwood faces anxious wait to see if he makes Man Utd squad for Crystal Palace after Solskjaer’s stern words

MASON GREENWOOD has had a stern talking to from Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

And now he must wait to see if his apology and efforts in training this week are enough to get picked in their season opener against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Man Utd striker Mason Greenwood is waiting to see if he miss their Premier League opener against Crystal PalaceCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Man City playmaker Phil Foden was also sent home in shame by EnglandCredit: Reuters

Greenwood was kicked out of the England squad with Manchester City’s Phil Foden for meeting up with two girls in the team hotel, breaking strict Covid-19 rules.

The striker, 18, has been given no assurances that his club place is safe after the controversy.

Solskjaer is having to weigh-up whether it is best to put him straight in or give him a further reminder of his responsibilities by denying him his first-
team place, even if only for a game

There is no suggestion this will be a long-term exile or indeed any more than this Old Trafford opener.

But Solskjaer was brought up under the strict control of Sir Alex Ferguson and knows that players need to be taught a lesson when they step out of line.

Greenwood is set to be a key figure in the coming season for United.
He was an explosive part of the three-pronged frontline that Solskjaer has forged with Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.

Greenwood hit 17 goals and recorded five assists in his breakthrough season — winning praise from across the game for his two-footed ability.

United women’s captain Katie Zelem has withdrawn from the England training camp at St George’s Park.

The midfielder, 24, tested positive for coronavirus and will now self-isolate for ten days in line with protocols.

Mason Greenwood says, ‘If you’re good enough, you’re old enough’ to play for Man Utd

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