Greenwood believes United 'can go all the way' in the Champions League

Mason Greenwood was “over the moon” with his goal against Young Boys and the forward believes that Manchester United “can go all the way”, in this season’s Champions League.

The 20-year-old opened the scoring after nine minutes at Old Trafford with an acrobatic clinical left-footed volley, following a cross from left-back Luke Shaw.

After Ralf Rangnick made 11 changes to the side that beat Crystal Palace, in his first game in charge, the England international looked a cut above the other players on the pitch.

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United’s number 11 was delighted with his fifth goal of the season and was happy with his overall performance against the reigning Swiss champions.

Speaking via the UEFA website about his goal, Greenwood said: “It was a bit of instinct really, I saw Luke [Shaw] cross the ball and thankfully I was in the right position. I got a good strike on it which I’m over the moon with.

“On a personal level I feel that I went out there and did my job well. I scored the goal, which I’m over the moon about, but it’s a team game really. All I’m bothered about is if Manchester United win.

“If I can participate in that and help them win, that would be amazing for me.”

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After qualifying for the last-16 as Group F winners, Greenwood believes that the team can go far in the competition and take inspiration from last season’s winners Chelsea.

The 20-year-old added: “Chelsea won it last season and no-one thought they would win it straight away, so anything can happen in this Champions League.

“We’ve got a lot of belief, we’ll go game by game and hopefully, we can go all the way to the end.”

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Greenwood’s performance against David Wagner’s side saw him come in for high praise from former Manchester United player Owen Hargreaves.

With back-to-back away trips to come against promoted sides Norwich and Brentford, Greenwood will be hoping his eye-catching performance brings further game time in the Premier League.

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