Greenwood did not fall for discipline – Solaskar
Ole Gunnar Sölskadger denied that young Mason Greenwood had been removed from the Manchester United squad for disciplinary reasons.
The 19-year-old was left for a 4–1 win over Newcastle on Saturday and did not travel to France on Monday for a Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain.
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Sollskjer laughed off suggestions that Greenwood is being punished for breaking club rules and insisted that the striker is injured despite attending a training session in Carrington on Monday morning.
“Where are your sources, that’s what I’m saying,” Solskar said at a news conference on Monday whether Greenwood had been approved.
“I can’t announce medical stuff, I can. We hope this is just a nap and we don’t want to take any chances with him and hopefully it will heal again over the weekend.”
Greenwood is one of a number of players who have not traveled to Paris with captain Harry Maguary, Eric Baillie, Jesse Lingard and newly signed Edison Cavani.
Maguire is battling a muscle injury while playing for England, but is expected to be available for a trip from Chelsea to Old Trafford on Saturday.
“We hope Harry will be fit for the weekend, we are not sure but we expect so,” Solskjaer said. “We’ve lost a doubles. Bailey didn’t travel or Lingard didn’t travel, we’re a little short but not enough players.”
Solaskar revealed that in Maguire’s absence, Bruno Fernandes would captain the team despite first arriving in January.
The news came as a surprise to the midfielder, who was sitting with Solaskar at his news conference.
“I wasn’t expecting that,” Fernandes said. “It is an honor for me.
“Being the captain of Manchester United is a significant achievement for me, but I think everyone is captain, everyone needs to be a leader in their own way and help.”