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Man Utd chiefs worried Greenwood repeating Morrison mistakes

Manchester United chiefs are desperate to get Mason Greenwood back on the rails, it has been revealed.

The Mirror says United officials are desperate for Greenwood to avoid the type of downward spiral that cost Ravel Morrison his Old Trafford career.

And that's why after several key meetings, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his staff have devised a strategy to get the teenager back on track.

Having watched gifted Morrison – now 27 and playing with Den Haag in Holland – fail to fulfil potential that could have made him a world-beater, there is a genuine belief that Greenwood could fritter his career away.

Solskjaer, United's coaches and even former boss Sir Alex Ferguson believe Greenwood could have the world at his feet with a natural goal-scoring ability that makes him exceptional – even up against fellow strike partners Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.

But even before Greenwood was caught smuggling girls into England's team hotel and breaking their bio-bubble with fellow Manchester City youngster Phil Foden before the game in Iceland in September, concerns were growing that the United star wasn't putting all his energies into his football career.

Stories emerged of being late for training on occasions – denied by Solskjaer – and there is concern that late nights mean he isn't getting the required rest and sleep needed to perform at the highest level.

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