Man Utd boss Solskjaer asks Southgate to ignore Greenwood

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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has asked Gareth Southgate not to select Mason Greenwood for England.

There are concerns at Old Trafford that another England call-up at this stage would put the teenager under increased pressure and scrutiny, at a time when he is still establishing himself at United, as well as adding to his workload, says the Daily Mail.

Greenwood's situation is potentially complicated by interest from Jamaica, whom he remains eligible to represent through his parents until he has made three competitive appearances for England, but that is not a factor in his non-selection.

The player and his family have reassured the FA that he wants to play for England and his return to the squad is viewed as only a matter of time. Greenwood will not be considered for Under 21 selection because Southgate sees him as a senior player.

The 19-year-old has made an impressive start to the season for United, scoring three goals in six appearances, but Solskjaer believes — given Greenwood's experience with England, his international career needs to be handled with care.

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