Ahead of Manchester United’s game against Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon, Jurgen Klopp has sung the praises of a couple of our young players.
Mason Greenwood has made a great start to the season, scoring four goals in eight games, which has meant that new signing Jadon Sancho hasn’t played as much as we might have expected, and often on the left instead of his preferred right wing.
Wow! What a talent he is. I think that he has maybe pushed Jadon out of position. Mason can play in the centre, but there is no space anymore, so maybe they will share. It’s a problem that you want to have as a manager, 100 percent.
Jadon Sancho is a world-class talent, definitely. He has all the things you need to become really one of the best players in the world in the future, that’s how it is, but he’s still very young.
Marcus Rashford’s return to fitness leaves Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with a headache over who to pick in the forward line, with him presumably reclaiming his spot on the left, leaving Sancho and Greenwood to battle it out on the right.
In his pre-match press conference, Solskjaer talked about his hopes for Sancho’s development.
He’s English and he’s lived in Manchester before, but he’s not played in the Premier League until now. He’s got Champions League experience, he had great experience with Dortmund, but the Premier League is the best league in the world. He’s going to give us so much in the years to come, he’s humble, hardworking, and he wants to learn. I’m looking forward to seeing him develop and blossom, because he will. He’s had moments with us that the crowd are on the edge of their seats. Can he add the next bit? Yes, I’m sure he will do.