Manchester United have issued a stern warning to youngster Mason Greenwood about his attitude and behaviour following recent issues, including time-keeping problems.
Greenwood, who climbed through the ranks from the club’s academy before slotting straight into the first team last season, has been reminded of his responsibilities as a Manchester United player.
It is understood Greenwood has a minor injury described by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as a “niggle” having missed the back-to-back victories over Newcastle and PSG.
Greenwood was omitted from the squad that travelled to Newcastle but was pictured training with his team-mates on Monday.
But still, he did not travel to Paris.
Solskjaer gave little away about Greenwood’s fitness during his pre-match news conference but laughed off rumours that the forward and Brandon Williams were left out of the Newcastle game due to disciplinary reasons.
“So if that’s the case why is Brandon here? So, where’re your sources? That’s what I’m saying,” the United boss says. “No (truth whatsoever).”
The United boss when asked to clarify the nature of the injury and when it happened says: “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.”
United’s action comes just a few weeks after Greenwood was sent home from England duty after breaching Covid-19 regulations in Iceland.
The young England international scored 17 goals for Manchester United last season and made his England debut in the win over Iceland in September.