Solskjaer reveals which Man United rising star he will promote next season

Manchester United's Mason Greenwood

Manchester United head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has vowed that Mason Greenwood will be handed more playing time at Old Trafford this season.

The 17-year-old scored 30 goals in 29 games at youth level for United last season and was given his senior debut as a late substitute in the victory over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League in March.

Greenwood also made three Premier League appearances and started in the 2-0 defeat to Cardiff City on the final day of the season in May. The striker is with United’s first-team squad for the start of their pre-season tour in Australia and Solskjaer has been impressed with his performances in training.

‘You saw Mason in the last training session, bang, bang, bang. Three goals,’ said Solskjaer. ‘He could have had five goals against Cardiff but didn’t score. If a striker gets into a good vein of form, he will score goals.

‘Mason will definitely play more games. He has grown over the summer and I think his confidence has grown too after the Cardiff game, as he was our best player.’ Added the Red Devils boss.