Solskjaer explains why he couldn’t play top Manchester United talent against Watford

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Mason Greenwood was conspicuously missing from the team sheet, after the list of players for the Watford game was released on Saturday afternoon.

It came as a surprise to many, seeing as the forward had started almost every game for Manchester United this season. In fact, of all 11 games we had in the league prior to the International break, Greenwood started 10. But speaking on his absence ahead of the Watford game, Solskjaer told MUTV the 20 year old was diagnosed with Covid-19.

He said, “Mason has got Covid-19 unfortunately. He’s tested positive, so we’ll wait for him to get back.”

Meanwhile, in Greenwood’s absence, Jadon Sancho was handed a rare start by Solskjaer, who explained that the winger earned the start by impressing in training.

“Jadon’s been having a very good week, he’s looking forward to playing on his old patch,” he told Sky Sports.

“I’ve still got more goals than him here so let’s see if I can carry that after this game.”