REVEALED: Manchester United have growing concerns over Mason Greenwood’s attitude and lifestyle – with club worried he is not getting enough SLEEP – as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer aims to sharpen him up at Carrington after England snub
- Manchester United have worries about prodigy Mason Greenwood off the pitch
- Greenwood has reportedly struggled in training and is not in England contention
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Gareth Southgate agreed that he should be left out
Manchester United are increasingly concerned over Mason Greenwood’s attitude as the teenager continues to endure a difficult period in his fledgling career.
Greenwood did not feature in Saturday’s 3-1 win at Everton, with illness cited as the reason.
However, it is understood that Greenwood’s performance in training on Friday was below-par. And United denied speculation on Monday that the teenager was involved in an exchange of words with Bruno Fernandes during the session at Carrington after he failed to chase a pass from his team-mate.
Mason Greenwood’s lifestyle has come under scrutiny amid fears over the Man United striker
Greenwood has been left out by England again despite Man City’s Phil Foden coming back in
There are concerns at the club over Greenwood’s lifestyle, specifically the amount of sleep and rest he is getting to stay in the condition needed to perform at the highest level.
Last month it emerged that United had spoken to the 19-year-old over his time-keeping around the club.
In September, Greenwood was sent home from England duty in disgrace after making his senior debut when he and team-mate Phil Foden were caught inviting girls to the team hotel in Iceland. United issued a statement saying they were ‘disappointed’.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to get Greenwood (R) firing in training over the international break
Gareth Southgate agreed with United’s boss that it would be best for Greenwood to be left out
While Foden has been recalled for the forthcoming games, Greenwood was omitted following discussions between United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and England boss Gareth Southgate.
It is understood that Solskjaer wanted Greenwood, who has only made four starts for his club this season and is yet to complete a full 90 minutes, to train at Carrington. And Southgate was happy to leave the youngster out given his lack of first-team action.
United are said to feel that Greenwood — who also admitted to ‘poor judgment’ in September after a video emerged of him inhaling nitrous oxide –— needs to focus on his development as a footballer.