Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he has no fears about Mason Greenwood suffering from burn-out.
Manchester United forward Greenwood has been a revelation in his first full season, scoring 16 goals to endorse his status as one of the most exciting young players in the world.
The 18-year-old has started United's last four Premier League games and is set to keep his place for Monday's visit of Southampton, with Solskjaer unconcerned at the number of games the teenager is being asked to play.
“At that age you've got so much energy, no fear, and you just want to go and play football,” said Solskjaer.
“If we had a day off, he'd be playing football with his mates, so I'm not worried about Mason next season.
“We just need to look after him his whole career. He's a fantastic boy, loves football and gets the result and rewards for his hard work.
“We know what he's capable of and we've always trusted him to be a part of this squad and chip in with performances and goals. We've seen it every day, I've seen it since I came to the club.
“He's just a natural footballer and when you put natural good footballers with better footballers, that gives him more opportunities to show his qualities.
“The club knows what they're doing when they're educating players.”
Ahead of Monday's game at Old Trafford, Solskjaer is likely to stick with the same line-up for the fifth successive league game, with United on a 17-match unbeaten run in all competitions.
“There are so many things you have to consider when you manage a team and there's a squad,” said Solskjaer.
“There's players champing at the bit to play and players in that rhythm to keep playing well, so less work on the training ground.
“We don't get too many injuries, so there's no reason to change too much when you're doing well.”
Looking ahead to next season, Solskjaer said the quick turnaround and lack of clarity on start dates made it difficult for United in terms of forward planning and transfer strategy.
“There's quite a lot of planning going on,” said Solskjaer. “When do we start the league? That's obviously determined by how far we go in Europe.
“You can't really decide on the training programme, so there are many small decisions, and transfers are out of our hands as well.
“If the team is going well, what do we need, what don't we need, that's the way we're working and you've got to plan for different scenarios. The uncertainty of dates, how much holiday, what will next season look like, it's a little bit up in the air.
“I don't think it's dramatic decisions, I don't think the club would panic or go crazy with plans that we've already talked about for years to come.”