Two Manchester United talents scored international goals last night at youth level.
Mason Greenwood netted his first England under-21 strike in a defeat against Holland.
It was an opportunist poacher’s goal, which came as a result of hard work chasing the ball down and putting the Dutch defence under pressure.
This will be a further boost to Greenwood’s confidence after a bright start to the season.
He already has three first team goals for United, with two in the Europa League, and more chances are set to come his way over the coming weeks.
Greenwood has recently jumped from England’s under-18s straight into the under-21s, skipping under-19 and under-20 teams. His goal helped prove this move to be correct.
United defender Ethan Laird continues to make a name for himself with an impressive run of form since returning from injury.
Right-back Laird netted his first ever England under-19 goal, scoring a header from a corner in a 4-1 victory over Bosnia.
This was just Laird’s second appearance for the under-19s. He had previously scored two goals in seven games at under-18 level.
James Garner also featured in midfield, but took a backseat to Laird after scoring twice at the weekend.
Angel Gomes was also in action for England’s under-20s, putting in a bright second half performance in a 3-0 win over Iceland.
Laird, Gomes, Garner and Greenwood are all likely to feature in Europa League and Carabao Cup games over the next month and there could be Premier League opportunities too if they can seize their opportunities.
- Mark Helm scores impressive free-kick in under-23s first friendly
- Sevilla’s top three dangermen capable of ending United’s Europa League hopes
- Why there is a strong case to re-sign Memphis Depay as Sancho alternative
- Solskjaer must not repeat FA Cup mistake and drop Romero for de Gea
- Why Woodward wouldn’t sign a teenage Ronaldo now