Mason Greenwood could make his first start of the season against Southampton (Picture: Getty)

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Mason Greenwood has proved himself to be one of the best finishers at the club.

The 17-year-old made his first team debut last season and is now third choice striker at the club following the departures of Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku.

Offloading such experience has left Uniteds frontline looking weak on numbers but Solskjaer has vowed to provide a pathway for Greenwood into the first team.

And the Norwegian insists Greenwood has shown in training that hes as good as anyone in the squad when it comes to putting the ball in the net.

Greenwood is third choice forward (Picture: Getty)
Greenwood is third choice forward (Picture: Getty)

He is a natural footballer, said Solskjaer.

He is enjoying his time on the pitch. He comes alive when you get closer to the goal, which is great to see in finishing sessions, and he is always the one who ends up in the last two. He always scores the goals.

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