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MANCHESTER UNITED: MASON GREENWOOD MUST TAKE THE SHOT TO PROVE HIS WORTH AS A NUMBER NINE

Injuries to Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial mean the 19-year-old is likely to start as a central striker against AC Milan in Thursday’s Europa League last 16 second leg at the San Siro. Greenwood has largely been used on the right wing by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer due to the imbalance in his squad, but this is a chance for the teenager to prove his worth through the middle.

Mason Greenwood scored five goals in the Europa League last season. The 19-year-old has scored just four goals and two assists this term. Greenwood has been deployed on the right wing for Manchester United.

The 19-year-old could start up front in Thursday’s Europa League last 16 second leg against AC Milan at San Siro. Greenwood was unfortunate not to find the back of the net in the 1-0 win over West Ham on Sunday. There was enough in his performance to suggest United should test the teenager through the middle before spending big in the transfer market.

Solskjaer may have been forced by injuries in this specific instance, but this is a process the Norwegian needed to go through at some stage to determine what his best teenage talent is truly made of. Greenwood must build on his encouraging display against West Ham when United face AC Milan on Thursday.

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