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27 Jan 2019 16:33:27
Reports that callum hudson odoi has handed a transfer request in because of a lack of oppurtunity at chelsea.

Weve experience a similar issue with paul pogba going to juventus in 2012.

Now the general consensus in the footballing world is that we have a extremely talented young player on our books in mason greenwood.

Should he be promoted into the first team next season? How do we make space for him in a squad loaded with attacking talent, maybe juan mata potentially not getting a new contract could open up a space for him in the squad.

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27 Jan 2019 17:51:13
I think he needs a loan next season, he needs football week in week out at a much higher level than he is available at youth level.

I don't think the Championship is a good league to loan him out to, it leans more to physicality over skill.

I think a loan to one of Eredivise, Prineira Liga or the Jupiler Pro league would be most beneficial, he would hopefully play every week at a top level league and hopefully be ready to come back and challenge for a first team spot 20/ 21 season.

27 Jan 2019 18:08:46
A loan sounds ideal in theory but they never really work out for the player, its hard to find the right club to develop the player.

If the space in the squad is avaliable would prefer to see him training with the first team squad and getting game time next season. He turns 18 soon and physically i don't think the premier league will be too overwhelming for him as it would be for angel gomes as an example.

27 Jan 2019 18:32:01
Greenwood should 100% be in the first team picture next season. He stands out a mile in the youth set up.

In an ideal world, in 2 or 3 years time we will have seen Gomes, Chong and Greenwood break through and we will still have Rashford, Martial and Lingard. That would give us 5 out of the 6 forward players having come through at United and the other having been bought at 18. Imagine Gomes as the Sanchez replacent, Chong as the Mata replacement and Greenwood as a Lukaku replacement.

That's the perfect scenario for me, as unlikely as it is, as undoubtedly we will buy players, others will go and the youngsters may not fulfil their potential despite looking as good as they do at the moment. Players like Januzaj and Wilson have shown in recent years that promise doesn't mean they will become great players but Greenwood, Gomes and Chong look like they could be very good. Add Tuanzebe as a very good CB prospect and Henderson or Pereira as GK prospects to that and we have a lot to look forward too.

27 Jan 2019 18:44:52
I think with a first team of Rashford, Lukaku, Sanchez, Mata, Martial and Lingard the chances of Greenwood making more than a handful of appearances is minimal at best. And that's if we don't sign any other forwards.

The step up from youth football to the EPL is massive. I think the right loan would be the making of Greenwood.

27 Jan 2019 19:40:53
Hmm, I don’t remember Rashford struggling with the step up' sometimes you just have to take a chance.

27 Jan 2019 20:38:02
Could do worse than putting in a cheeky bid for Hudson-Odoi!

27 Jan 2019 20:40:48
Your right Tony, some take the Stephen their stride. But for every Giggs or Rashford there is a Beckham or Lingard.

I think a loan would be best for Greenwood as he needs to play every week, and looking at our squad he would have to really hit the ground running to do that.

Hell if he gets some game time this season he might do that. But if he doesn't then keeping him and playing him in youth football mostly for another year is more likely to stall his development. He needs to regularly test himself against better players.

Training with better players only makes a marginal difference, and is only really good for showing you how to behave and act in the first team.

Nothing beats playing games, and Greenwood needs to do that at a higher level than youth team can offer.

28 Jan 2019 09:03:03
Well said RJ 👍.

28 Jan 2019 10:23:59
I love Rash, but let's face it, even those of us who've watched the youth teams over the years didn't think he would make such an impact. His name wasn't overly mentioned as being the next big break-out academy player (hard to believe now! ) I think Greenwood is ahead of him at the same stage, both technically and physically. Give him a chance, I say, and maybe see about a loan next January should he not be getting the game time.

28 Jan 2019 11:57:08
Stevie, I would give him a game or two this season to see where he is at and whether he is ready for the first team. That way we know before the start of next season and we can decide whether its a loan to play every week or stay and fight for a first team place.



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