Solskjaer warns Man Utd youngster Ethan Galbraith to sharpen up after getting 'caught on the ball' vs Aston Villa

MANCHESTER UNITED boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer warned youngster Ethan Galbraith to sharpen up.

The 19-year-old midfielder featured in United's 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa in pre-season on Saturday.

And Solskjaer singled him out for getting 'caught on the ball'.

Speaking to the club's website, the Norwegian said: "They'll [young players] learn from it of course.

"Young Ethan Galbraith has been with us in the summer, in the Europa League, he's been training with us and then he gets minutes today and you could see he's got less time [on the ball].

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"I spoke to him after the game and he knows a couple of times he gets caught on the ball but that's the learning he needs.

"That's going to make him, next time he's on the pitch, be ready for it."

Solskjaer reserved his praise for new signing Donny van de Beek, returning goalkeeper Dean Henderson and another youngster, defender Teden Mengi.

He added: "Donny was maybe the biggest plus outfield.

"He's such a finder of space and creates time for himself with his timing and movement.

"I was very happy with his performance."

Substitute shot-stopper Lee Grant joked that he had thrown a curveball into the David De Gea vs Henderson debate.

Red Devils No4 Grant, 37, humorously suggested he'd made it 'even more difficult' for Solskjaer to pick his team after keeping a clean sheet in his 15-minute cameo.

He told MUTV: "I thought he [Henderson] did fantastically well.

"David's come back from international duty as sharp as ever.

"And I've kept a clean sheet today and made the gaffer's job even more difficult next week."

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