Wolves plot winter training camp in Marbella before Europe League push

Ross Houston
January 16, 2020

Solskjaer sees the midseason break as vital for his players after an intense run of games. "There are other things that worry me more than soccer", he said.

Greenwood has enjoyed a hugely impressive season to date, scoring nine goals for United's senior side in 26 appearances and bagging his first goal for England U21s, but Solskjaer cautioned against England taking him to Euro 2020 amid concerns over the availability of the injured Harry Kane.

"We were checking out the Middle East yet that is absolutely not going to occur". The Solskjaer team also plays in the Europa League with the last 32 and has a semi-final second leg in the League Cup in Manchester City in two weeks.

With United still competing on four fronts, tonight's (Jan 15) FA Cup third-round replay against Wolves at Old Trafford will be their 15th game in 49 days, and the number will reach 19 in 66 days by the time they meet again at the start of February.

Speaking after the game, Solskajer told reporters Rashford picked up a recurrence of a back injury that he had been struggling with, saying: "Yeah [bringing him on] backfired but you have to go for it once in a while".

"It is physically and mentally demanding and we've got to make sure we energise them with results", he said. That's the core of what the team is going to be moving forward, for me.

"The likes of Roy [Keane], Gary [Neville], [Paul] "Scholesy", they only seemed to improve and we need to get to that". The manager felt the 18-year-old needed to focus on United's performance.

Solskjaer was asked if this could mean that Greenwood, who had been throttled for the U21 selection, could get a high-level mission.

"I think Mason will have a top career, a long career, but let the boy settle in now before we talk about England and the Euros", he said. He has just been selected for the U21s so that he can concentrate on his football.

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