United manager has provided us with an update on talented Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood, ahead of Thursday’s Premier League match against Crystal Palace.
Ole confirmed that the 18-year-old youth product has a swollen ankle from the midweek match against Southampton, when a shocking challenge from Oriol Romeu surprisingly went unpunished by the match officials.
Keen to help the team in an important match, Greenwood bravely played on through the pain until he was eventually replaced by Daniel James after 84 minutes at Old Trafford.
Ole was annoyed by Romeu’s ‘tackle’ and told reporters on Monday night the same challenge to his own ankle would have left him injured for a month.
Thankfully, Greenwood has youth and energy on his side, although the in-form goalscorer has not escaped unharmed, as Ole explained to our reporter Stewart Gardner in an exclusive interview that you can read in full on Thursday morning.
Greenwood has featured in all seven of United’s matches since the restart on 19 June, started the Reds’ previous five Premier League games and, impressively, scored four goals during that time.
His tally for the season now stands at 16 goals and that number is just five shy of our top scorers Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford, with the trio contributing 58 strikes between them so far.
It remains to be seen if Mason will have the opportunity to score again on Thursday night when United take on Palace at Selhurst Park, where the line-ups will be announced at 19:15 BST.
“The injury situation, there was a couple of doubts before the Southampton one, but they all reported fit on the day. And hopefully we can give them time now and not having to leave players out of injury, but as you say, there might be one or two fresh legs coming in.”