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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has praised Mason Greenwood after his progress during the summer and claims that he has "turned into a man".
Since his debut in 2019, Greenwood has made 106 senior appearances and scored 31 goals for Manchester United.
The 19 year old forward lead the line for Solskjaer during Saturday's 5-1 thumping of Leeds and contributed with a vital goal after Leeds equalised early in the second half.
The United academy graduate burst onto the scene during his breakout season at just 17 years old yet some of his performances stagnated last year after a difficult start to the season.
Greenwood finished the season strongly which resulted in his inclusion in England's provisional squad for Euro 2020 however he was forced to withdraw due to injury.
Solskjaer was full of compliments after the game on Saturday and said: "I think you can see the benefit in his... I think you can see how much work he has put down this pre-season in his summer. He's turned into a man.
"He's filling out, he's stronger. His stride is stronger - you know, when he ran away from the defender and scored his goal, it was a joy to see.
"His approach, attitude, application, everything he has done every day has been just better and better and I think that's maturity as well in the kid."
Whilst Greenwood started the season as the main striker, Solskjaer also alluded to his flexibility across the front line: "I don't know. He just loves playing football wherever he is on the pitch.
"He's so clean on the ball, strong. I think he enjoyed taking corners.
"When you've got kids who just play with courage, no fear whatsoever. It doesn't really matter where he's at.
"But he's more than capable now of using his body, as I said. He's filled out so much more. He could play through the middle dealing with bigger centre-backs."
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