Solskjaer blasts Southgate over Greenwood


Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has blasted the English Football Association over their handling of Mason Greenwood.

Solskjaer is furious Greenwood was called up by England after a season which lasted more than a year and also questioned why the 18-year-old was put up for a news conference while on international duty.

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Greenwood made his England debut against Iceland but was sent home in disgrace against breaking coronavirus protocols by meeting two women in the team hotel.

“The kid had a fantastic season, he’s just come through. I’ve worked and the club have worked really hard to when we gave Mason enough time on the pitch, exposure in the media, then you come to the end of the season and we’ve had less than two weeks off and he’s called up,” Solskjaer told a news conference on Friday.

“I tried my best to give him a rest over the summer. We asked specifically that he should have had a rest.

“He needs it mentally and physically and the first thing that happens is he’s called up and right there in the press.

“We’ve done what we can to protect him. I’ve done what I can to help him. When he comes back into the daily routine he’ll be fine.”