Solskjaer explains why Mason Greenwood missed the game against Everton

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed the reason why young forward Mason Greenwood missed the win at Everton.

The United academy product was not included in the matchday squad to face Everton, but the Norwegian explained that the player was not feeling well to play.

Explaining Greenwood’s absence at Goodison Park, Solskjaer said: “He wasn’t feeling well last night. He looked well in training, he looked OK, but he reported not well and couldn’t travel.”

Meanwhile, the youngster failed to make the England squad for the international games after struggling to recapture the form of his breakthrough season and Southgate earlier this week confirmed he had held talks with Solskjaer, during which the pair discussed the best way to handle the youngster’s development.

Southgate said: “The first thing is we’ve got huge belief in him as a young player, he’s on an incredible trajectory for someone so young. This will be a small disappointment for him but there’s a huge amount of time ahead for him.

“He’s an outstanding finisher and he’s an outstanding goalscorer but over the last number of months he’s not had a huge amount of football.

“That’s going to happen, it’s a very long season and he had a very short break end of last season as well.

“He will be resilient enough he’s at a club that cares for young players very well and who have managed his trajectory very well and will continue to do that. I’ve spoken with Ole on that and we are aligned on him being the best player he can be.”