One of those youngsters was Greenwood, who made his fourth appearance and first-ever start for the club against West Ham United, playing 45 minutes before being taken off at half time.
However, the game wasn’t without its issues for the teenager, as he revealed on his Instagram account afterwards that he had picked up an injury, but noted that he’ll ‘be back stronger’.
The news of his injury was picked up by journalist Adam Pope and then further relayed by The Athletic’s in Phil Hay for fans to react to, where it was met with plenty of anger from fans who couldn’t believe that they were seeing another injury in the squad, as some put it down to head coach Marcelo Bielsa’s notoriously tough training methods:
“Surely we need to be questioning the training regime or something? This is ridiculous”
“I’ve read the book about Bielsa. He’s fixated on lactic acid and the bodies ability to remain active under extreme exhaustion. But what is not mentioned is the effect on joints, tendons,bones when pushing the body to extremes. This is where all the injuries seem to be.”
“Are these injuries serious injuries ? Or are they injuries that lower league players would just play and run off ? Seems like a slight inconvenience to a players fitness rules them out as injured… becoming beyond a joke”