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Mason Greenwood's Training Performances Have Annoyed Bruno Fernandes

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Mason Greenwood's Training Performances Have Annoyed Bruno Fernandes

Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood has reportedly annoyed teammate Bruno Fernandes for his lack of effort in training.

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Greenwood looked likely to play a role in United's game against Everton on Saturday, considering the team's short turnaround following their Champions League win on the Wednesday, but missed out on the squad altogether or the 3-1 win.

Ahead of the game Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had said that the 19-year-old forward was unwell but it was reported on Monday that the player's 'lethargic' display in training on Friday was to blame and there is worry from the club he needs to 're-focus.'

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It's now been reported that the teenager angered one of his teammates specifically with his display at Carrington on Friday, with the Times saying his failure to run onto a pass 'exasperated' Fernandes during on overall 'sluggish' training session from the striker.

Greenwood hasn't been a regular starter this season. Image: PA Images
Greenwood hasn't been a regular starter this season. Image: PA Images

Monday's report claimed that Solskjaer had spoken to England manager Gareth Southgate about leaving the youngster out of this week's England squad, for three games, due to his displays in training.

There is also some worry from United that the player isn't sleeping well, although Friday's particular poor training session could be down to his illness.

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Last month it was also reported that Greenwood had been warned about his discipline and he hasn't featured for the club anywhere near as often as expected so far this season.

The academy product became a part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first team last season and cemented his place in the side's best XI after lockdown, ending the campaign with 17 goals from 49 appearances in all competitions from right wing.

However, despite the club's failure to sign a first choice right winger in the summer, he has not been a first team regular this campaign, making three starts in the Premier League without scoring, though he did score the opener in the 5-0 win against RB Leipzig.

Greenwood and Foden got in trouble on England duty back in August. Image: PA Images
Greenwood and Foden got in trouble on England duty back in August. Image: PA Images
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Greenwood was a member of Southgate's England squad for the first international break of the season but he and Manchester City's Phil Foden were dropped after the game against Iceland for breaching Covid-19 rules.

Foden has returned to the squad ahead of this week's games, after continuing to be a regular starter and performer for City, but Greenwood remains out of the side.

Fernandes' put in a match winning performance against Everton. Image: PA Images
Fernandes' put in a match winning performance against Everton. Image: PA Images

Any issue with Fernandes clearly didn't impact the Portuguese midfielder, as his two goals and assist for Edinson Cavani helped United beat Everton.

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Solskjaer will certainly hope the youngster gets his focus back soon and rediscovers the form that made him undroppable at the end of last season.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Phil Foden, Bruno Fernandes, Football News, Manchester United, Mason Greenwood, Premier League, England, Everton, Gareth Southgate, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

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