Mason Greenwood urged to ‘stay in the right lane’ by ex-Man Utd star Dimitar Berbatov

FORMER Manchester United hitman Dimitar Berbatov has urged blundering Mason Greenwood to "stay in the right lane".

The retired Bulgarian's warning comes after Greenwood and Man City's Phil Foden were caught sneaking Icelandic beauties into their hotel room while on international duty.

Gareth Southgate sent the boy's home following their antics and now the 18-year-old is set for crunch talks with boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Man United move to protect the player.

Berbatov is encouraging the talented attacker to get his head down and bounce back.

The Betfair ambassador told the Daily Mirror: "I hope his England antics don't hamper his chances [of Man United selection]. We have all been young players and done stupid things.

"He will get some sort of a punishment, he can apologise and learn from those mistakes and hopefully they'll never be repeated again.

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"Given the right environment, that is United, the players and manager around him, he is in the right place to become a great player – but only if he remains focused and chases that goal. He needs to stay in the right lane.

"Yes, you are going to have difficulty going forward with your career, you'll have ups and downs, but stay focused. If he can do that he will be OK."

Greenwood was rewarded with his first England call-up after an impressive season for Man United saw him score 17 in 49 appearances.

Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer met the striker when Greenwood was only seven and is believed to have a close bond with him.

The Norwegian rates him highly and Berbatov, 39, – who scored 56 goals in 149 United games – is hopeful Solskjaer will steer him back on track.

He added: "I think they will have a good conversation.

"The good thing is that Ole was a striker and Greenwood is a striker, so Ole is going to give him the right advice at this moment, I am sure.

"Of course it comes down to the environment the player has outside of the club, his family, friends, agent, but the most important thing is what Ole will tell him."

"Hopefully he can learn from this mistake so that it does not happen again. If it does, then he only has himself to blame."

Meanwhile, the fallout for Foden looks set to continue after the woman he invited to his hotel released a video confession claiming the 20-year-old never told her he had a girlfriend or two-year-old son.

She admitted she felt "very bad for the boys and their families and everyone near them".

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