Players who showed massive improvement in 2019-20 at Manchester United
Manchester United showed some resilience finally in the Premier League 2019-20 season and were vying for a Champions League berth. They were also alive in the FA Cup and Europa League respectively. In a difficult season plagued by injuries, several players benefited hugely and showed massive improvement under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Here we look at the players.
Anthony Martial finds some goal-scoring form
This season we saw Anthony Martial better himself as a forward. Ole had challenged the player to be more productive in front of goal. Ole highlighted that he always wants more from the Frenchman. The manager, who himself was lethal in and around the penalty area during his playing days, has pushed Martial to be more lethal. Martial amassed 16 goals in 34 games.
Rashford produced some scintillating brand of football
The versatile Marcus Rashford was unstoppable this season and threatened largely. He was scoring freely and had his best season at the club (19 goals). However, he was forced on the sidelines with an injury. He showed his character from out wide and played with a lot of freedom. Solskjaer instilled this character in Rashford and backed him to get going with much pressure.
Mason Greenwood showed why he is a future superstar
The departure of Romelu Lukaku allowed teenager Mason Greenwood make his full-time presence in the senior squad. The youngster thrived largely and showed why Solskjaer trusts him so much. Greenwood amassed 12 goals in his debut season and the manager gave him the freedom to come and express himself. An intelligent forward, Greenwood shined at the club and is proving to be a superstar.
Fred: The most trusted asset on the pitch
After a disappointing maiden season, Fred was presented his chances when Paul Pogba got injured. The Brazilian had a telling impact throughout and became irreplaceable in mid-field. He dictated the show and became the engine of the side. Fred's form this season saw an upward move and credit to Solskjaer for making him the mentor. The mid-fielder featured in 39 games.