Some at Manchester United are concerned that forward Mason Greenwood’s lifestyle choices are negatively impacting his development as a footballer.
The 19-year-old, who was a mainstay in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side last season, has started just four games in all competitions this year and has been dropped from the squad for three, and his problems Due to this he has faced a place. Gareth Southgate’s latest England squads.
Greenwood hasn’t been a regular starter this year/Clive Brunskill/Getty Images
According to The Athletic’s Laurie Whitwell, Southgate’s decision to leave Greenwood came after a phone call with Solskjaer, who made it clear the youngster would be better off staying at Carrington to try and refocus.
While Solskjaer publicly claimed that Greenwood’s absence from Saturday’s 3-1 win over Everton was due to illness, club officials are said to have blamed a sluggish performance in training on Friday. There was concern that led him to believe he could not join.
It has shed light on Greenwood’s life away from Carrington, with some concerns about the potential lack of sleep and the impact on the 19-year-old’s physical well-being.
There are even some frustrations about his recent behavior stemming from the revelation that he broke COVID-19 guidelines in September to hide girls in an England hotel with Phil Foden. According to the report, Greenwood’s response to the incident left a lot to be desired.
United have not lost faith in Greenwood and instead see it as a case of a young player who just needs to mature – as is the case with every young player on the planet. Coaches have worked with the forward to remind him of the sacrifices required to reach the top, but the belief is that Greenwood has yet to show any real reaction.
The hope is that Edinson Cavani, 33, can act as a mentor of some sort and United have asked the Uruguay international to try and talk to his team-mate and offer some more player-oriented advice. do
Kiwanis being used as mentor/Clive Brunskill/Getty Images.
In Greenwood’s absence, it was Juan Mata who got the nod against Everton, but it was Bruno Fernandes who again stole the show.
The Portugal international finished with two goals and served up a late assist from Cavani, temporarily easing the pressure on Solskjaer.
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