Mason Greenwood salutes the Old Trafford crowd

Goalscorer Greenwood named Man of the Match

Thursday 26 September 2019 00:22

Mason Greenwood has been named Manchester United's Man of the Match after we booked our place in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup with a penalty shoot-out win over Rochdale.

The 17-year-old scored the opening goal of the night – the second time he’s struck in front of the Stretford End in the space of a week after his effort against Astana – and took home 49 per cent of your vote on our Official App.

The teenager also stepped up to coolly sidefoot home the fourth of our five successful spot-kicks, with his less favoured right foot, and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer once again commended his ability in front of goal.

Greenwood struck with his left foot, a week after notching his first for the Reds with his right against Astana.

“He’s got two great feet, [he took the penalty] with his right,” the boss told MUTV.

“It must be a nightmare for defenders having him one-on-one in the box. As you say, he can go both ways, which is, for me, fantastic. You can just see he’s got quality and he’ll get his share of games but he’s young.

“We’ll allow him to grow slowly but surely.”

Sergio Romero came second in the voting with 21%, thanks largely to his penalty save from the visitors’ Jimmy Keohane.

On a largely quiet night for the Argentinian, he guessed the correct way to palm the Irishman’s effort safely away from goal and that proved to be the only attempt from 12 yards not converted.

Sergio Romero made the vital save in the shoot-out from Jimmy Keohane.

Axel Tuanzebe, who captained the Reds for the first time, at the age of 21, put in a solid performance in the centre of defence and 16% of you thought he was the stand-out man for United, while Aaron Wan-Bissaka polled 14%, with his best moment being a sublime goalline clearance to prevent the visitors’ Callum Camps from opening the scoring.

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