Mason Greenwood made his first Premier League start of the season in Wednesday night’s win over Tottenham.

The 18-year-old came in for Anthony Martial who is dealing with an ankle injury.

He didn’t get a goal to add to his tally of four for the season, but he did what United needed from him.

Greenwood did not look out of place and his shift up front allowed Marcus Rashford to play in his best position out wide.

Rashford did the damage, scoring twice, with the second goal coming from a penalty he won.

Greenwood had one chance in the first half, which he lashed at goal and it tested Paulo Gazzaniga, who saved it with his leg to knock it out for a corner.

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A night to be proud of

This was a team performance, even though Marcus Rashford rightly grabbed the headlines.

 

Greenwood was a key part of it and already looks like a first team player.

He played 79 minutes, having 31 touches, but it was his movement which worried Tottenham most.

Greenwood could have done more from an individual standpoint, but if his main task is to allow Rashford to perform like he did, then he did enough.

He made a case to start against Manchester City at the weekend. If he gets more chances, he will take them.

Fan reaction

The response to Greenwood’s performance was pretty positive, while noting he could have done more. A tentative thumbs up…

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