Man Utd: Mason Greenwood's finishing similar to Robin van Persie's - Solskjaer

  • Man Utd: Mason Greenwood's finishing similar to Robin van Persie's - Solskjaer

Man Utd: Mason Greenwood's finishing similar to Robin van Persie's - Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer got exactly what he asked for as United netted two first half goals.

But despite the emergence of Mason Greenwood as a goalscoring threat in Europe, it would be hard to argue that United are better off without them, at least when it comes to goals.

Solskjaer says Greenwood is still learning the demands of the men's senior game but the Norwegian is resolute in his determination to trust in youth, with a number of fellow club graduates making their introduction into the first-team set-up.

United will look to sign an attacker in the winter transfer window, with Solskjaer admitting as far back as September that "you don't have to be a rocket scientist to see that it's a forward that next time we're going to recruit - we're looking for some creativity and goals".

"He was in the Under-18s last season and now he's training with the first team every day".

"You've got to perform every day if you are going to be accepted by a group like this".

Solskjaer acknowledged a comparison between the finishing of Greenwood and former United striker Robin Van Persie, as well as nodding to a personality as adaptable as his footwork.

Partizan, meanwhile, struggled to carve out any openings of their own as United shot-stopper Sergio Romero barely had a save to make for most of the evening. It is natural for him.

"I rested Dan [James, against Partizan] because he's played too much football for my liking", Solskjaer said.

Neville told talkSPORT last week: "That Liverpool game gave them a little bit of confidence to think: "We're better than this, let's be positive and beat Norwich".

"But the good thing is he can do it at Old Trafford in front of a full crowd".

"[Whether] that is a game with his mates in the park or a cup final he will finish the same". In that time he has dropped down to the reserves, playing and scoring a later victor for the under-23s in the EFL Trophy against Doncaster.

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

"That was more important for him to play that game and 90 minutes to be ready for these games instead of being on the bench the day after against Chelsea".