Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed younger striker Mason Greenwood missed Manchester United’s 3-1 victory at Everton on Saturday due to sickness.
A Bruno Fernandes double and Edinson Cavani’s late strike helped the Red Devils come from behind after Bernard opened the scoring for the hosts, sending them up to 14th within the Premier League with a game in hand.
Anthony Martial was given the nod up front with Marcus Rashford and Juan Mata filling the large positions and there have been a few puzzled United fans when it was introduced Greenwood had not made the squad.
However, Solskjaer revealed the England international felt under the climate before the game and wasn’t nicely sufficient to journey to Merseyside.
He said, as quoted by the Mirror: “He wasn’t feeling well last night. He looked well in training, he looked OK, but he reported not well and couldn’t travel.”
Greenwood was left out of Gareth Southgate’s recent England squad, with captain Harry Kane, United teammate Rashford, Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham and Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin most popular in putting positions.
Phil Foden, who alongside Greenwood was sent home from the Three Lions squad in the course of the September international break for breaking Covid-19 isolation protocols, has been included for the upcoming fixtures in opposition to the Republic of Ireland, Belgium and Iceland.
Greenwood has featured in 5 Premier League games to this point this season, although his two goals for the marketing campaign have come within the Champions League and Carabao Cup.
Saturday’s victory in opposition to Everton was much wanted for Solskjaer and United, who had lost in poor style to Arsenal before a calamitous show in opposition to Istanbul Basaksehir within the Champions League.
Following the international break, United have league fixtures in opposition to West Brom and Southampton, as nicely as two more European ties in opposition to Istanbul Basaksehir and Paris Saint-Germain.