Solskjaer hails in-form Man Utd striker Mason Greenwood as 'different class' with 19-year-old having 'matured immensely'
MANCHESTER UNITED boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised Mason Greenwood as 'different class' and revealed the teenager has 'matured immensely'.
The 19-year-old has returned to form for United after going through a ten-game goal drought between December and January.
Greenwood found the net in the 3-2 FA Cup victory over Liverpool last month to end his dry spell in front of goal.
And the youngster is said to have come on leaps and bounds after training with experienced frontman Edinson Cavani.
Greenwood caught the eye in United's last two Prem games against Southampton and Everton – providing an assist in the 9-0 thumping of Saints.
Ahead of the FA Cup win over West Ham, Solskjaer said: "Ah, Mason was different class.
"I thought he was the standout performer on the pitch [against Everton]. He just didn't get the goal that his performance deserved.
"I think the last few games, if you look at him closely – yeah, I know we scored nine against Southampton – but if you look at his performance, I thought his performance was top."
Solskjaer heaped praise on the role of Uruguayan Cavani on Greenwood's development this season.
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The Norwegian added: "He's improved and matured immensely, and he's working with some of the top forwards in the country, of course.
"He's learning off them, and it's exciting to see that he's come over his blip and is playing really well."
Greenwood burst into the United first team last season, registering 17 goals.
But this term he has struggled to be as effective in front of goal, notching just four goals and five assists in 28 games in all competitions.
After previously warning the England international about second season syndrome, Solskjaer appears to believe he has turned the corner.
And Greenwood showed off exactly what he can do with a stunning piece of touchline skill reminiscent of ex-United star Dimitar Berbatov against the Hammers.
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