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Manchester United: Greenwood overtakes Cristiano Ronaldo’s record

The England youngster has now scored 15 goals for the Red Devils in his first full season so far.

Manchester United forward, Mason Greenwood, on Saturday evening surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal-scoring record at the club.

Greenwood scored twice as Manchester United defeated Bournemouth 5-2 in the Premier League at Old Trafford.

The England youngster has now scored 15 goals for the Red Devils in his first full season so far.

In doing so, the 18-year-old eclipsed Ronaldo’s record of six goals in 2003/2004 and two off Wayne Rooney’s tally the next season, MEN reports.

Meanwhile, speaking after Man United’s victory against Bournemouth, Greenwood’s teammate, Marcus Rashford, hailed his fellow compatriot for his brilliant display against the visitors.

Rashford said: “I don’t want to put too much emphasis on him, just let him play his football and that is what he does. It is a big bonus to have him in the squad.”

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Meanwhile, Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has hailed forward, Mason Greenwood, after the 18-year-old scored a brace in the Red Devils’ Premier League 5-2 victory against Bournemouth on Saturday.

Solskjaer described Greenwood as a ‘fantastic goalscorer’, adding that he would give the England youngster more game time going forward.

Man United defeated Bournemouth at Old Trafford, thanks to goals from Mason Greenwood (2), Marcus Rashford (1), Anthony Martial (1), Bruno Fernandes (1).

Junior Stanislas and Joshua King did score for the visitors.

“He [Greenwood] is a fantastic goalscorer,” Solskjaer told BT Sport after the game.

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“I have said it so many times. The moment he chose the goals, they were very important moments for us.

“He is a very, very talented boy and we will just nurture him and manage him as well as we can, and give him more and more minutes.”

Greenwood will now hope to continue his impressive display for Man United when they take on Aston Villa in their next Premier League fixture on Thursday.

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Victor Akande

Victor Akande, a blogger by profession for the past 7 years. He studied Mathematics at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka Contact: +2348053316946 Twitter: @Newsflash2471

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