Solskjær predicts big future for Mason Greenwood but will not rush him

Europa League- Manchester United Press Conference

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will resist the temptation to grant Mason Greenwood a regular starting spot despite another fine showing from the teenager.

"Mason is going to have a very big career, but sometimes it's not the right time to play him", Solskjaer said.

United have had issues with scoring this season and before last night had only scored two goals in their opening three Europa League games and not had a shot on target in open play since their Matchday One game against Astana in September.

"Right foot, left foot I still don't think he knows which is his best one which is very hard for defenders to defend against".

"Definitely", said Solskjaer, asked about the Van Persie comparison.

"Obviously when you have a player like Paul missing it's disappointing, but the boys that have played in those positions have done fantastically well". After all, their last home win in the Europa League was followed up with a dire defeat at West Ham.

'But they both bring real quality to the team in forward areas which we've been lacking'. Maguire appeared to pick up a knock in the game but continued on playing full minutes.

Manchester United XI vs Partizan Belgrade: Sergio Romero; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire, Marcos Rojo, Brandon Williams; Scott McTominay, Fred, Andreas Pereira; Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford. He finished the game anyway.

"Let's see how he recovers in the next few days", Solskajer said in post-match comments published by the club's official website. "I think he went over on his ankle." .

Martial and Rashford joined Greenwood on the scoresheet against Partizan as United cruised through to the Europa League knockout stages. "Tonight will give them loads of pointers of how to play, how do we play when we're performing well even though the opposition is not the same as in the Premier League it was still good principles". "They are, after all, in another dimension to us, not to mention the home advantage".

"The talent that he has, he proved that and I just want to see more of it in the games".