Solskjaer gives Mason Greenwood condition for remaining in Manchester United’s first XI

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed he will find it hard to drop Mason Greenwood from the staring XI if youngster continues his scoring form.

Greenwood bagged his 16th goal of the season in a 3-0 win over Aston Villa on Thursday. Solskjaer said he would continue to pick the 18-year-old until he stopped scoring.

He said: “I am doing my bit to help him but he has to do it – turn in performances in training, in games, live his life properly, it’s up to him how far he wants to go.

“He’s 18, of course he will get better.

“He is a natural footballer, has been in the academy since he was a little boy, his dad showed me a picture of us when he was seven. He knows we believe in him.

“You cannot leave players out when they score goals.”