Man Utd news: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer defends Mason Greenwood during press conference

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Mason Greenwood

Mason Greenwood has had a tough few months.

The English forward could do nothing wrong towards the back end of last season.

He had established himself in Man United's first team and was scoring goals almost at will.

His form in front of goal saw him rewarded with a call-up to England's national side.

But that's where it all started to go wrong.

Greenwood, along with Man City teammate Phil Foden, broke lockdown rules when they invited two women back to their hotel in Iceland.

He was promptly sent home. He has failed to feature for United in their last few games, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claiming he was injured.

Mason Greenwood and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

But reports have suggested that the Norwegian is keeping Greenwood out of the side because of being consistently late to training.

Solskjaer was asked about the English youngster again during his press conference on Friday and he's clearly had enough.

He accused the media of 'going after' Greenwood and dismissed claims about his poor professionalism

"Mason made a mistake this summer with England and suddenly the whole English press go after him," said Solskjaer, per the BBC.

Mason Greenwood in action for Man United

"I have to disappoint you [media], he is never late for training. He is never a problem when he is on the training ground. He is always on time. I have seen the stories and some ex-United players talking about him and they don't know what they are talking about.

"We have photographers outside the training ground every day, they can see he is on time every day. I don't know where these stories have come from.

"He has a good family behind him. He has had a good background in the academy. He is a good trainer. He trains really well. I cannot believe all these stories about him not being professional."

Solskjaer added he could be available for Man United's game against Chelsea on the weekend.

Let's hope Greenwood answers his critics emphatically when he returns to the pitch again.

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