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Friday, 8 November 2019

Mason Greenwood Sets New Record After 3-0 Win Against Partizan

The young Red Devils attacker has surpassed Wayne Rooney to etch his name into club history.


Manchester United have claimed a comfortable 3-0 win over Partizan in the Europa League on Thursday with Mason Greenwood setting a new club record in the process.

The 18-year-old opened the scoring at Old Trafford in the 21st minute before setting up Anthony Martial for the Red Devils' second in the 33rd.

In bagging a goal and an assist, Greenwood became the club's youngest ever player to both score and assisted in a European game.

Doing so at 18 years and 37 days old, the exciting prospect broke a record previously held by Wayne Rooney, who did the same as an 18-year-old in September 2004 against
Fenerbahce.

Marcus Rashford would add a third goal for United shortly after half-time as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side claimed a convincing win that guarantees their place in the Europa League knockout stage.

Under-pressure manager Solskjaer was given a standing ovation as he left the Old Trafford pitch as he showed his side could fire freely.

The Red Devils have now claimed 10 points from their first four games in Europe this season, scoring five goals and are the only team yet to concede in the competition.

Greenwood has now struck twice in the Europa League, having scored the winner against Astana in September with Paul Scholes backing the teenager to become better in front of goal than Rashford potentially.

"If Marcus lacks anything, it's a little bit of composure in front of goal," Scholes told BT Sport.

"I think Greenwood will eventually be a better goalscorer than Marcus. But his (Rashford's) all-round play has been brilliant."

Rashford, meanwhile, was happy to see his side's attack start to click, having previously managed just one shot on target in their last two Europa League games.

"To score three goals, obviously we're delighted," Rashford said post-match. "It's something we've been focused on as the forward players. Hopefully, today is just the start of it.

"He (Greenwood) has done very well. He needs to keep knuckling down and working hard, and the goals will come because he has a lot of quality."

While Rashford's overall form in front of goal has been questioned, he's now scored five goals in his last seven appearances at Old Trafford - one more than he managed across 23 matches at home last season.

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