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Scholes throws down challenge at Man Utd striker Greenwood

Paul Scholes has challenged Mason Greenwood to nail down the centre-forward spot at Manchester United.

Greenwood, who can also operate on the wing, started at number nine in the Europa League quarter-final win over Granada on Thursday.

And with Anthony Martial and Edinson Cavani struggling with injuries, Scholes thinks Greenwood can excel in their absence.

Scholes told BT Sport: "He's a brilliant player, very young still so he's inconsistent at times. Again, United's forwards, they all seem to be the same. We don't know if they're a wide player or a number nine.

"Obviously, with Cavani, there's more experience but the legs are going a bit.

"They say this lad should be the one out of three that is the number nine and I think he's the best finisher at the club, but when he's in those wide areas, he doesn't get that many chances which is a problem.

"In these next few games, possibly, he's got the chance to make the number nine position his own."

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