The teenager shot onto the scene last season and enjoyed a stellar breakthrough campaign which helped catapult him into the senior England squad. Greenwood has found the going tougher this term, however, scoring just twice in eight club appearances so far and was kicked out of the Three Lions squad in September for breaking coronavirus protocol.
Greenwood was also absent from United’s squad which picked up a much-needed 3-1 victory at Everton prior to the international break through illness.
The 19-year-old was also forced to contend with reports he had felt the wrath of team-mate Bruno Fernandes during a recent training session but Solskjaer insists it is only natural for the versatile forward to endure peaks and troughs at this stage of is career.
‘You have to take a step back sometimes, the boy’s only 19, he’s had a fantastic year,’ said Solskjaer ahead of Saturday’s game against struggling West Brom at Old Trafford.
‘If we go a year back I left him out of the Carabao Cup against Chelsea, Mason stayed back and played against Doncaster in the Checkatrade Trophy to get game time, that’s how far he’s come.
‘Now he’s got 19 goals, made his England debut, scored in his first Under-21s game and of course the headlines are gonna be about when he scores and doesn’t play.
‘He has a very good head on him and the talent is there for all to see.’