Greenwood, A Natural Finisher Than Rashford Or Martial
Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists teenage striker, Mason Greenwood is a better natural finisher than Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford.
The Norwegian gaffer thinks the teenage striker has a better clinical finishing to his game.
Manchester United sold off Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan earlier this month, leaving Rashford, Martial and Greenwood as the only strikers on the roster.
Greenwood, who signed his first professional contract with the Manchester club in 2018 got off to a good start, finding the net three times during the club’s preseason tour.
That said, Solskjaer opted to use Martial as his No.9 and play Rashford on the left wing in their 4-0 demolishing of Chelsea Premier League opener.
In the 4-0 victory, Rashford grabbed two goals while Martial registered one goal. However, the Norwegian gaffer is adamant Greenwood has a upper hand in the final third.
Greenwood, 17 came on as a late substitute agaisnt the Blues and would be in contention for a place in the club’s Starting XI game against Wolves at Molineux.
When Solskjaer was quizzed on who the better finisher was between Rashford and Martial. He said:
“Natural finisher? Well, they’ve still got a way to go, because Mason’s more of a natural finisher than those two.”
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The Norwegian manager also discussed his plans for the attacking line in the 2019/20 campaign stating that he would rotate Rashford and Martial for the striker positions, adding that both players could play both central and left positions across the forward line.
“Anthony’s had spells where he’s played No.9 or centre forward under Louis van Gaal. Then he’s played on the left the last few years. I think him and Marcus are both capable of playing both positions.
”Sometimes, it will be Marcus playing through the middle and Anthony on the left, or Dan James on the left and 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, curlers up in the top corner. I want both of them to score the easy goals. You don’t have to work too hard to score them, just a little bit of movement. It was a great counterattack [against Chelsea], great runs by Anthony.
“I think maybe he felt he should have got the first pass, which went out wide to Jesse [Lingard] and he stopped. But then, he got himself back in a good position and, even though he might have mis-hit it, it went in. So, if he can get five extra goals like this every season, both of them, that’s 10.”, he said.