Mason Greenwood’s goal against FC Astana last night now means he has become the youngest ever Manchester United goal scorer in Europe.
The 17-year-old’s finish proved to be the difference in a narrow win for the Reds in the first Europa League group stage game.
Solskjaer’s youthful side were not clinical enough to put a weak Astana side away, but Greenwood took the plaudits for his first competitive United goal.
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Greenwood’s strike moves him above legend George Best and fellow academy graduate Marcus Rashford in the list of youngest United goalscorers in European competitions.
Solskjaer has described Greenwood as the most natural finisher at the club and we expect him to score many more when given the opportunity this season.
With Anthony Martial ruled out of Sunday’s clash against West Ham with a thigh injury, Greenwood should retain his place in the team as the Reds look to make it three wins in a row at the London Stadium.
⚽️ Mason Greenwood has become @ManUtd's youngest ever scorer in Europe 👏
🥇 @_MasonGreenwood 17y & 353d
🥈 @MarcusRashford 18y & 117d
🥉 George Best 18y & 158d#ManUtd #UEL pic.twitter.com/JEwPdmJtSZ
— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) September 19, 2019