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Report: Solskjaer says United’s best finisher is Greenwood

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17-year-old Mason Greenwood is Manchester United’s best finisher according to the manager.

As rumors continue to do the rounds of will Alexis Sanchez leave, or will he stay.

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While there have been concerns about United’s lack of attacking options, now Lukaku has left and no replacement signed.

These concerns have been further been compounded by the lack of availability of Alexis Sanchez due to lack of fitness and rumours about his future at the club.

One thing that the United manager was sure of, was the capability of the strikers he currently has at his disposal.

According to ESPN, in his recent press conference, when asked about his strike force, their flexibility in playing positions he said:

“Anthony has had spells when he’s played No.9 as a centre-forward under [Louis] Van Gaal, then he’s played on the left the last few years,”

“I think him and Marcus both are capable of playing both positions.”

“Sometimes it will be Marcus through the middle and Anthony on the left, or Dan James on the left and maybe one of them on the right.”

“But of course the goals are scored from between the posts and not the ‘worldies’ that we’ve seen them score — both of them, Marcus and Anthony with curlers in the top corner.”

“I want both of them to be scoring easy goals because you don’t have to work too hard to score them, just a little bit of movement.”

When the question was posed about the best finisher, the answer shocked everyone in attendance, he said:

“They’ve still got a way to go because Mason’s more of a natural finisher than them.”

The youngster has yet to score a senior goal in competition as yet. But by the sounds of it, he will be getting the opportunity and his manager seems to think he can score plenty.

Perhaps if he gets the chance more than United’s other strikers. In his career so far in United’s youth teams, he has played 50 games and bagged himself 42 goals.

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 10: Mason Greenwood of Manchester Unitedd during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on March 10, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)