Solskjaer reacts to reports that Mason Greenwood turns up late for training

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Manchester United boss, Olé Gunnar Solskjaer has refuted claims that the club has issues with Mason Greenwood’s behaviour and attitude to training.

According to the Norwegian who has worked with the teenager for about a year now, the reports are untrue, and they were maliciously designed to target Greenwood, who has performed well for Man United.

Speaking recently at a press conference, Solskjaer said, “Well, you do when you play well and I’m not concerned at all of Mason [Greenwood] making a target of himself because he’s come in and played fantastic.

“He made a mistake this summer with England, and suddenly the whole English press go after him – and that’s something we have to look after. He is a fantastic boy to work with.”

Solskjaer also added, “I have to disappoint you…he is always on time. I just have to say he’s got a good family behind him, he’s had a good background in the academy and he’s a good trainer, he trains really well. I can’t believe all of these stories about him being unprofessional.

“That’s something we have to deal with many players at United, many other players have had that.”

The earlier reports had also claimed Man United officials had a meeting with Greenwood to discuss the issue, but clearly, as the gaffer said himself, they are false.

Meanwhile, the youngster is in line to start against Chelsea on Saturday, subject to a final fitness test.