Ole Gunnar Solskjaer thinks Manchester United have a new leader

Mason Greenwood was Man United's outstanding performer again in the 2-1 defeat to Leicester at Old Trafford. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says M...

Mason Greenwood was Man United's outstanding performer again in the 2-1 defeat to Leicester at Old Trafford.


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Mason Greenwood displayed leadership traits in Manchester United 's 2-1 defeat to Leicester.

Greenwood was the sole survivor from the 3-1 win at Aston Villa on Sunday and was flanked by full debutants Anthony Elanga and Amad in an attack with a combined age of 56.

Amad, 18, assisted Greenwood for the 19-year-old's 12th goal of the season against Leicester and sixth goal in his last six Premier League appearances.

The England international only made his United debut in March of 2019 and had not started for the club this time two years ago, yet Greenwood has already amassed 103 United appearances.

Greenwood could start on the bench against Liverpool on Thursday as he has started three times for United in six days against Leicester, Villa and Roma.

"He's had his form for a long time," Solskjaer said. "I think he's played really, really well for a long, long spell and today, when he looks to his right and his left and has got Amad and Anthony next to him, two lads making their Premier League starts, debuts, he thinks he's got to be the main man and take responsibility and he did.

"He was very mature. He looked like a 29-year-old, not a 19-year-old. You saw some definite leadership in the way he had to take responsibility, he knows that.

He knows he's got Amad and Anthony next to him, he looks at them and thinks, 'I've got 100 games here, so I need to help them'. He did really well considering his age.

He's got 100 games, the experience, the way he took that responsibility tonight I was really pleased with. It's maybe not as easy when you've got Bruno [Fernandes], Paul [Pogba], Marcus [Rashford], and Edinson [Cavani] next to you, which is natural. I still want him to take that responsibility when he plays.

"Because no matter how old you are, if you believe in yourself and trust yourself` and think that's the right decision you make the right decision. I still want him to do that on Thursday when he plays with the more experienced ones."


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