Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has expressed his belief that it’s too early for Manchester United starlet Mason Greenwood to be thought-about for an England call-up, with euro 2020 only a couple of months away.
Greenwood is presently enjoying an excellent jailbreak campaign with the Red Devils, having been thrust into the senior fold following the departures of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez.
The 18-year-old has hit ten goals in twenty-five appearances across all competitions, along with his latest strike coming during a 4-0 home win over Norwich on Sat.
With Tottenham’s Harry Kane facing a race against the clock to be fit for this summer’s European Championship after finding out a hamstring injury, speculation over who can replace him in Gareth Southgate’s line-up has been raging.
Chelsea ace Tammy Abraham and in-form
Southampton frontman Danny Ings are among those pushing for a spot, along with side United’s top scorer Marcus Rashford.
It has been steered that greenwood might be a part of his club colleague within the 3 Lions squad if he continues on his current trajectory, however, Solskjaer thinks he needs more time to develop.
“I assume Mason can have a top career and an extended career, let the boy settle in currently before we point out England or the Euros,” the Red Devils head coach told a news conference.
“His focus must be simply on playing more for us and improving. once he plays well for us, that will happen by itself.
“He’s been picked for England’s Under-21s recently. he is just focusing on his soccer.”
Solskjaer was speaking ahead of United’s fa Cup third-round replay against Wolves at Old Trafford on Wednesday, with greenwood seemingly to be in competition for an area within the starting XI.
The Red Devils have endured a frustrating 2019-20 season to date, sitting fifth within the Premier League standings – 5 points adrift of Chelsea within the final Champions League spot.
Solskjaer has attributed a “demanding” winter schedule to his side’s struggles, however, he’s hopeful they’ll acquire a “rhythm” with
Liverpool up next on Sunday within the top flight.
“It’s our fourteenth game in forty-five days,” Solskjaer aforesaid. “We’ve still got 5 or six games before the winter break – it’s relentless – eighteen games in sixty-three days that is physically and mentally hard.
“We got to energize them.
Bad results got to be used as a motivation, as we’re not there nevertheless however got to keep up. we just need the rhythm. when I was taking part in I felt we got the rhythm of the match, rest, match, rest.”