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Ralf Rangnick vows to help Mason Greenwood improve one area of his game

Ralf Rangnick vows to help Mason Greenwood.

Ralf Rangnick has vowed to help develop Mason Greenwood physically in order to turn the youngster into the “strongest version of himself”.

Greenwood scored the second goal of Rangnick’s Old Trafford reign on Wednesday night, an acrobatic opener in an eventual 1-1 Champions League draw with Young Boys.

Mason Greenwood continues to impress.

Since bursting on to the scene in the 2019/2020 season, the forward has continued to impress and has now reached a career total of 35 goals for the Red Devils at the tender age of 20.

It’s clear that United have got a gem on their hands in the form of Greenwood, but according to his interim manager, there is still work to do.

Ralf Rangnick: “Technically, he is outstanding.”

“I think Mason Greenwood is more of a nine-and-a-half,” the German coach outlined when asked what the best position was for his player.

“He can play as a striker, he can also come from the wing, he can play together with another striker. He’s very tecnhical, left foot, right foot.

“I think we have to develop him physically. Technically, all the things he can do with the ball are outstanding.

“So I’m not so much worried about his technical level. We need to develop him physically and mentally to become the strongest version of himself.

“If we manage to do that, he can become a regular player and a very valuable player for our club for the future.”

Ralf Rangnick rings the changes.

Rangnick’s words will be music to the ears of Man United fans who are well in tune with Greenwood‘s potential.

Oddly enough, the young striker was the most experienced player in Rangnick’s forward line last night, as the manager gave first Champions League starts to Amad Diallo and Anthony Elanga.

Overall, the performance was one very much befitting of the makeshift starting XI chosen by Rangnick, with United’s passage to the Champions League knockout stages already secured.

The 63-year-old called his team’s display “sloppy” at times but supporters will note that we are very much in the early stages of Rangnick’s Old Trafford reign.

Next up for Man United, a Premier League trip to Carrow Road to face Norwich City on Saturday evening.

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