Mason Greenwood scored an outstanding goal to open the scoring for Manchester United against Young Boys on Wednesday night.

While the floodgates did not open as United fans may have hoped after the eighth minute strike, Greenwood’s goal was worth the entrance fee alone for supporters in attendance.

The technique Greenwood showed to score the volley was outrageous. Luke Shaw’s cross appeared to be going behind the youngster, only for him to re-angle his body and hook the ball into the corner of the net.

It was a spectacular goal from a spectacular player, who stepped up and showed United’s fellow youngsters how it was done.

Manchester United v BSC Young Boys: Group F - UEFA Champions League
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Greenwood’s goal tally

Greenwood’s goal was his 34th for the club. This matches Carlos Tevez’s overall goal tally in a Red Devils shirt.

He has now moved ahead of Denis Irwin, and is just one behind current teammate Jesse Lingard.

The goal was Greenwood’s fifth of the season. This moves him level with Bruno Fernandes in 2021/22 and only Cristiano Ronaldo has more with 12.

Luke Shaw provided the assist for Greenwood’s strike, his third of the season. Only Pogba and Fernandes have more.

The best is yet to come

It’s easy to forget Greenwood is just 20-years-old. He has an incredible career ahead of him and he is making great strides.

The youngster now has a goal and assist in two games under Rangnick, and will be hoping he is rewarded with a start at the weekend.

The best is yet to come for Greenwood, and the goals will continue as his career progresses. Before we know it, he will be hitting 40 goal, 50 goal milestones, and then chasing down 100.

The competition for places will challenge Greenwood to raise his game and he has responded well after a fortnight out of the side.

Rio Ferdinand said it best after the game on BT Sport when he said, ‘The ceiling for this kid is so high. What he can be if he dedicates himself to the game as he is at the moment, England are missing out.”

Manchester United v BSC Young Boys: Group F - UEFA Champions League
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Mason Greenwood’s career so far

  1. 17 first team goals in his debut season

    Greenwood tied a record set by George Best and Wayne Rooney on their first campaigns for the club.

  2. Five Europa League goals in his first season

    Greenwood’s goals in the Europa League saw him become the club’s youngest ever scorer in European competition.

  3. 10 Premier League goals

    Greenwood became the first teenager since 1997/98 to score 10 Premier League goals or more in a season.

  4. Absolutely prolific at youth level

    Greenwood scored 31 goals in 30 under-18 games, plus five in five UEFA Youth League matches. He scored three in three FA Youth Cup games, and four in seven under-23 matches, before being fast-tracked to the first team.

  5. Already a Champions League scorer

    Greenwood scored his first Champions League goal for Manchester United against RB Leipzig. It came with his first ever shot in the competition.

  6. The 20 goal mark

    Greenwood scored his 20th United goal in December 2020. He became the youngest United player to do so since Norman Whiteside in 1987.

  7. Double figures again

    Greenwood reached double figures for the second successive season in the win over Roma. He became the second United player to score in five separate competitions in the 2020/21 season, and has now netted in a European semi-final.

  8. The 30 goal barrier

    Greenwood scored his 30th Manchester United goal in August 2021. At just 19, he became one of just three teenagers to do so for the club, along with Whiteside and George Best.

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