Manchester United young striker, Mason Greenwood has just handed his club side more worries as he is forced to pull out of the England U21 squad due to injury issues.
Mason came on as a substitute against Newcastle as the Red Devils lost 1-0 yesterday with plans to join Aidy Boothroyd’s Young Lions squad but has been forced to be left behind due to back problems.
The 18-year-old joins the other two players who have already been dropped due to injury issues too; Arsenal’s Reiss Nelson and Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White as the duo has been replaced by Swansea’s Sam Surridge and Ben Wilmot.
Back at Old Trafford, Ole Solskjaer risks dropping into the relegation zone as one of the most industrious players in the United squad joins the pool of injury which seems already filled.
With Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial, Victor Lindelof, Jesse Lingard, Wan-Bissaka and Luke Shaw already out on injury.
Although, Mason has really stepped up his game since his magical debut against Paris Saint German, Ole would really be in the pool of his own sweats as all attacking hopes lay on Greenwood.
The manager saw the departure of Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku during the summer transfer period as he gambled on his newly converted number 9, Anthony Martial and young Mason Greenwood who former Man United player fears the Norwegian might just pile too much pressure on.
Andy Cole earlier on told BBC Radio 5 live that with Martial out on injury, Mason is prone to facing too much pressure which might have negative effects on his psychological state and in turn affect his output despite being a talent bag.
‘His finishing is a joke. Left or right foot, he’s got quality in abundance,’ the ex-United striker said to BBC Radio 5 Live.
‘I just hope they don’t, which Manchester United won’t do anyway, they won’t put too much undue pressure on him. He’s got great ability.
‘The disappointing thing is he’s going to have to get thrown into the deep end a little bit earlier than they would have liked, due to injuries, due to them being prepared to allow Lukaku and Sanchez go.
‘They’re looking at it and saying “we’ve got Mason, we’re going to give Marcus the opportunity to play centre-forward.”‘
Greenwood would remain with his club side during the international break as Ole Solskjaer hopes some sought of medical miracle comes upon the player ahead of their relegation zone decisive match against League leaders, Liverpool FC who are yet to lose a match this season.