Manchester United vs Partizan Belgrade: Mason Greenwood breaks club record in win

Greenwood broke a club record as he starred in the 3-0 win

Harry Latham-Coyle
Friday 08 November 2019 09:28 GMT
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer compares Mason Greenwood to Ryan Giggs

Mason Greenwood broke one of Wayne Rooney’s Manchester United records as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side eased to a 3-0 victory over Partizan Belgrade.

The young forward opened the scoring in the first half before teeing up Anthony Martial to double United’s advantage 12 minutes later.

In doing so, the 18-year-old became the club’s youngest ever player to both score and assist in the same European game.

Rooney was also 18 when he first achieved the feat in 2004 against Fenerbahce in a Champions League group stage fixture.

Manchester United secured their place in the knockout rounds of the Uefa Europa League with victory.

Marcus Rashford scored the third goal to add further gloss to a better European night, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer given a standing ovation at full-time.

“To score three goals, obviously we’re very happy,” Rashford said after the game.

“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 just needs to keep knuckling down and working hard and the goals will come because he has a lot of quality.”

Manchester United face Brighton on Sunday.

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