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Double marked whenever he got some space. Didn't see any room for him to shoot today, maybe instructions are been made to handle him.

This is a new challenge for him.
 

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Double marked whenever he got some space. Didn't see any room for him to shoot today, maybe instructions are been made to handle him.

This is a new challenge for him.
They'd get tired soon when Rashford and Martial have taken turns at them.

We need Sancho though so the kid can rest a bit.
 

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Double marked whenever he got some space. Didn't see any room for him to shoot today, maybe instructions are been made to handle him.

This is a new challenge for him.
If he is double marked, whilst his own performances might take a dip - that’s still a valuable contribution to the side tactically as he is opening up spaces for his colleagues to take advantage.

IMO all of our forwards and even our two advanced midfielders all need to be double marked at times!
 

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Goes back to the point of having a strong option off the bench. If United need a goal or need to keep an edge going forward, he can be the main man coming off the bench. He's not ready to start week in, week out. Right now he's the best option because scoring goals is needed and United can't take anything for granted up front. With that, he's going to have to navigate and learn out there on the pitch in how to make contributions to the team if he's not able to get shots towards goal. Make those runs, be available for passes, drag defenders out of shape, be ready for a rebound or deflection/anticipation, etc.

He's learning to be a better all round player already, and that includes taking some heavy challenges like he did again today. Plus, he's got to be more prepared to shoot as he scuffed his one and only chance today. At least put it on target but he completely miss hit it and it spun out for a goal kick.
 

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He's still a child.

He doesn't know how to force himself into a game when grown men on the other side are trying to stop him from doing so. This is the one of those speedbumps that every wonderkid runs into in their first season. It's the downside of making a name for yourself. He'll get over it sooner rather than later.
I hope he continues working in the gym and comes back even stronger next season. The coaches also need to work with him anticipating and overcoming physicality. It's obvious that in the past two games he has been targeted and roughed up by opposition and it has worked for them. After he is kicked and tussled in the beginning of each game he became more timid and that put him out of sync. Of course, not hitting the ball as well as he could made a huge difference too. In both games he mishit with his left and could've got a goal but alas..
 

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Double marked whenever he got some space. Didn't see any room for him to shoot today, maybe instructions are been made to handle him.

This is a new challenge for him.
Didn't help that the few times he did manage to get the ball and turn he'd have a Palace player crawling all over his back or hacking at his ankles. They left a couple on him after he'd released the ball too, especially that Milivojévic.

He's obviously being targeted a bit now by teams who use spoiler tactics, but there's nothing he can really do except get used to it and keep working hard on his game.
 

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Goes back to the point of having a strong option off the bench. If United need a goal or need to keep an edge going forward, he can be the main man coming off the bench. He's not ready to start week in, week out. Right now he's the best option because scoring goals is needed and United can't take anything for granted up front. With that, he's going to have to navigate and learn out there on the pitch in how to make contributions to the team if he's not able to get shots towards goal. Make those runs, be available for passes, drag defenders out of shape, be ready for a rebound or deflection/anticipation, etc.

He's learning to be a better all round player already, and that includes taking some heavy challenges like he did again today. Plus, he's got to be more prepared to shoot as he scuffed his one and only chance today. At least put it on target but he completely miss hit it and it spun out for a goal kick.
Pretty much this. A fresh Greenwood coming off the bench when we're chasing the game, or even a goal or two up, is going to be horrible for the opposition to deal with. And if he plays his way back into the starting XI, so be it. The best kind of problem to have really.
 

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This sort of game was to be expected. Hes 18 so theres gonna be quite some dips along with the highs.

Hoping he rests vs Chelsea and then comes in vs West Ham (reckon he can get a goal in that game).
 

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The problem with him sitting games out now though is the drop in quality with whomever replaces him is so noticeable now

This is precisely why we need Sancho
 

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The problem with him sitting games out now though is the drop in quality with whomever replaces him is so noticeable now

This is precisely why we need Sancho
This is the problem, he can be quiet for most of the game but he has the ability to produce magic.

However poor of a game he may have, the one thing with him you know he shields the ball well and plays the simple passes well, which cannot be said about James.
 

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He needs rest as an 18 year old. Too many minutes for him recently.

That said, Mason has done absolutely great this season, and Ole has done great for bringing him in and trusting him.
I don't understand why Ole is starting him in all games.Would help to use him as an impact sub.
 

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This sort of game was to be expected. Hes 18 so theres gonna be quite some dips along with the highs.

Hoping he rests vs Chelsea and then comes in vs West Ham (reckon he can get a goal in that game).

Agreed. Due to his age, Greenwood struggles to impose himself sometimes so I feel he's more suited to playing against weaker opponents where we'll dominate possession and feed him the ball higher up the pitch.

Plus he 's a good option off the bench against Chelsea if we're chasing a goal.
 

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Not the best of games and it is expected. Until he explodes again, we should be patient.
 

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Rest him for Chelsea and get him back against West Ham.

West Ham will be another challenge for him as I can see them trying to rough him up.
 

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Clearly afraid to get into more physical duels last night. That Southampton match has left it's mark on him, it's something he has to learn to cope with, and will do.
 

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Clearly afraid to get into more physical duels last night. That Southampton match has left it's mark on him, it's something he has to learn to cope with, and will do.
Agree with this. That challenge on him against Southampton was a 'reducer' to knock his confidence in the game. It's also clear that defenders are now paying special attention to him. He barely got a shot off in either game. Two big learning games for him.
 

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Agreed. Due to his age, Greenwood struggles to impose himself sometimes so I feel he's more suited to playing against weaker opponents where we'll dominate possession and feed him the ball higher up the pitch.

Plus he 's a good option off the bench against Chelsea if we're chasing a goal.
And weve seen that leveled at a lot of our players, even Rashford recently. I think outside of Rooney (and Giggs?) weve had youngsters who have gone through patches. But im 100% sure he will get through. Weve seen him get double marked as hes so good on both feet, but we now have players around him who can take advantage of that extra space.

Even saying that, he did well to pick up a space for his shot yesterday (although he scuffed it).
 

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Is he the new Welbeck yet?

Seriously though, he’s 18 got to expect quieter nights. Palace always looked nervous and tried to surround him anytime the ball came to him within 30 yards of goal. Expect a big gamevs Chelsea from this kid.
No and never. This kid is special.
Yesterday they were kicking him all over the pitch. Hope Ole publicly complain about refrees ignoring nasty fouls on 18 year old.
Tbh I don't mind the kicking. All young stars get that until they learn how to deal with. Especially in the PL. However I'm not ok at all with the ones like Romeu. He intentionally wanted to injure him. That's unacceptable and agree Ole or someone should have a word or two publicly.
If he is double marked, whilst his own performances might take a dip - that’s still a valuable contribution to the side tactically as he is opening up spaces for his colleagues to take advantage.

IMO all of our forwards and even our two advanced midfielders all need to be double marked at times!
Pretty much this.

Imo Ole knew that Greenwood was not 100 %. No swollen ankle got healed completely in 3 days. Teams now all know how dangerous he is and the only way to deal with such danger is double marked him and kicking him. Imo Ole just put him there for this effect mostly. Same with the Sou match, Rashford and Martial and Bruno got quite some space on the left last match.
 
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No and never. This kid is special.

Tbh I don't mind the kicking. All young stars get that until they learn how to deal with. Especially in the PL. However I'm not ok at all with the ones like Romeu. He intentionally wanted to injure him. That's unacceptable and agree Ole or someone should have a word or two publicly.

Pretty much this.

Imo Ole knew that Greenwood was not 100 %. No swollen ankle got healed completely in 3 days. Teams now all know how dangerous he is and the only way to deal with such danger is double marked him and kicking him. Imo Ole just put him there for this effect mostly. Same with the Sou match, Rashford and Martial and Bruno got quite some space on the left last match.
I agree, Ole should be saying it in his press conference. We have seen all managers do this to protect their players.

Even if he isnt 100% he gives us more than James does. He makes the clever runs, good at holding the ball up and passes short.

It is all part of his education.
 

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I actually thought he still looked so slick on the ball last night.

I know not much came off for him, but his spacial awareness, his turns and quick passes still looked really nice.

One of those games where you know the talent is there but it just didn't click
 

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Greenwood has been heavily targeted in our last two games. I expect that to continue against everyone we come up against now. The kid should take it as a compliment. Teams cannot stop him so they try to kick him out of matches. Everyone knows he only needs a clear sight of goal to do damage.
 

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Agree with this. That challenge on him against Southampton was a 'reducer' to knock his confidence in the game. It's also clear that defenders are now paying special attention to him. He barely got a shot off in either game. Two big learning games for him.
He's injured and playing through it. He pulled out of nearly every tackle and was definitely off last night. Jesse did well as his replacement hopefully this allows us to rest Mason a little. Jesse to start on Sunday wouldn't be a bad thing in the long run.
 

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He's injured and playing through it. He pulled out of nearly every tackle and was definitely off last night. Jesse did well as his replacement hopefully this allows us to rest Mason a little. Jesse to start on Sunday wouldn't be a bad thing in the long run.
Dan James to start for me. Game should be more open with more counter attacks for us.
 

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He's injured and playing through it. He pulled out of nearly every tackle and was definitely off last night. Jesse did well as his replacement hopefully this allows us to rest Mason a little. Jesse to start on Sunday wouldn't be a bad thing in the long run.
I really hope he isn't a bottler and scared of physicality. Gary neville said when they used to play arsenal they targeted reyes quite a bit and he ended up bottling it.
 

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It's clear teams are double marking him now. He will need to learn to deal with the added attention. There were a couple times where he would normally get a shot off but he had more attention than he would normally have. But even then he spooned 2 chances so still involved.
 

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It's clear teams are double marking him now. He will need to learn to deal with the added attention. There were a couple times where he would normally get a shot off but he had more attention than he would normally have. But even then he spooned 2 chances so still involved.
Greenwood does not even need to play the next 3 games. Ole the clown will keep playing him though likd he got Rashford injured before lockdown. Play Ighalo, take Greenwood out. There's always next season for Greenwood
 

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Got a lot of stick for saying we should start someone else over Greenwood in the match day thread and Southampton completely nullified him.

Don't think he should start vs Chelsea given their threat down that side. Maybe start James or Lingard (if we don't go 3_5_2) and then bring on Greenwood when they're tiring.

He's a fantastic player but he still needs to be used sparingly wherever possible.
 

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Got a lot of stick for saying we should start someone else over Greenwood in the match day thread and Southampton completely nullified him.

Don't think he should start vs Chelsea given their threat down that side. Maybe start James or Lingard (if we don't go 3_5_2) and then bring on Greenwood when they're tiring.

He's a fantastic player but he still needs to be used sparingly wherever possible.
As expected James to start. Hope he comes on and bags a goal!
 

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Saved us today. Single handedly kept our hopes in top 4 alive. Exceptional talent.
 

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One of the few bright sparks. He's so sharp in front of goal. Love the lad.
 

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50th appearance tonight! Blimey.

50 games
17 goals
5 assists

Very impressive for an 18 year old!
 

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Technically so fundamentally sound, he just hits corners so naturally, not much that can go wrong with his ball striking.
 
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