Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick has explained that he wants to develop Mason Greenwood “physically and mentally”.
Greenwood led the line for United during Wednesday evening’s 1-1 Champions League draw with Young Boys and scored his fifth goal of the season with an improvised acrobatic volley.
It was the youngster’s first start since a recent short spell on the sidelines with COVID-19 and he was impressive throughout the contest at Old Trafford.
Rangnick has long been famed for player development and was overseeing Red Bull Salzburg’s football operations when Erling Haaland joined the club from Molde in Norway.
There has been enormous hope that Greenwood will progress to a world class level ever since he broke into the United first-team in 2019. Rangnick is certain with the right coaching it will be possible.
“He’s a massive talent. Left foot, right foot, good on the ball, also the way that he set up the goal for Fred on Sunday,” the boss is quoted as saying by the Manchester Evening News.
“Still, it’s about continuity, he has to develop physically but technically, for his age, he is a great player. My job is to develop him, to make an athlete out of him, and if he manages to do that can be a regular player for this club.
“Sometimes he looks a bit not on an athletic level. I think we have to develop him there physically, but technically all the things he can do with the ball are outstanding.
“I am not so much worried about his technical level. We need to develop him physically and mentally and if we manage to do that he can become a regular player and an invaluable player for our club in the future.”
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