Manchester United are facing an injury crisis ahead of their Champions League round-of-16 return leg against Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be without as many as 10 first-team players in what is a must-win game for the Red Devils.
They trail 2-0 after going down at Old Trafford but Solskjaer hasn’t given up hope of reaching the quarter-final.
“Everyone knows we can do it, we’ve done it,” he said at a press conference on Tuesday, per the Manchester Evening News.
“Last year Juventus lost 3-0 to Real Madrid and then 3-0 up in second-leg, PSG vs Barcelona.
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“There are so many examples of teams who can change results like this.”
But the injuries have forced Solskjaer to bring five young players to France, including Brandon Williams, James Garner, Tahith Chong, Angel Gomes and Mason Greenwood.
Excitement surrounding Mason Greenwood
Greenwood, 17, has generated a great deal of excitement among coaches, with Solskjaer scrapping plans to send the striker out on loan in January.
He’s netted 22 goals in as many games at youth level this season and supporters can’t wait for him to break into the first team.
It’s not just the coaches at Old Trafford who are excited about Greenwood, though, but the senior players too.
According to the Evening Standard, first-team players have been sharing videos of his skills and goals at youth level, before he was close to making the senior squad.
A bright future beckons for the teenager.
Yet Man United plan to treat his development with caution, fully aware of the risk that would come by rushing him.
He, just like the four other youngsters in the squad to face PSG, will be given opportunities in the future, especially if Solskjaer is handed the job on a permanent basis.
But if Greenwood is called into action at the Parc des Princes, it probably means something has gone wrong for United.News Now - Sport News