Despite attributing Mason Greenwood’s absence from Manchester United’s last two games to a “niggle”, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly grown tired of the forward’s disciplinary issues, which include being late for training twice.
According to reports, the United prodigy has been reminded of his duties as a United player after failing to live up to the disciplinary standards demanded by the club.
Greenwood’s latest troubles at United come after he was sent away prematurely last month from Iceland while on duty with England. He and Manchester City’s Phil Foden breached Covid regulations when they each invited a woman to a room at the team hotel.
After reports that disciplinary issues were behind Greenwood and Brandon Williams’ absence from United’s clash with Newcastle United, Solskjaer came to the defense of his teenage striker, saying the reports were false.
“So, if that’s the case why is Brandon here? So, where’s your sources? That’s what I’m saying,” the United boss said. “No (truth whatsoever).”
The United gaffer was coy when asked about the nature of Greenwood’s injury.
“Well, that’s between… I can’t declare medical stuff, can I? It’s just a niggle and, as young as he is, we don’t want to take any chances with him so hopefully the weekend he’ll be fine again.”
After his gaffe in the England camp, Solskjaer again tried to defend Greenwood at the time claiming that the player had needed a physical and mental rest and should not have been called up for international duty.