Ethan Galbraith started the move with a brilliant challenge to win the ball and sent Iestyn Hughes away down the right. The young full-back immediately whipped over a terrific cross and, with a towering header, Greenwood found the net.
The Reds were enjoying their best spell of the game and four minutes later Greenwood was centre stage again to give his side the lead with a cracker.
And the red-hot forward very nearly completed his hat-trick close to the end with another sensational shot that fizzed just past French’s left post.
Neil Ryan’s lads complete their league programme with a home game against Everton at the Aon Training Complex next Saturday.
United: Carney; Hughes (Mellor 83), Bernard, Williams, Devine; Galbraith, Traore, McCann; Ramazani (McGhee 79), Greenwood, Elanga
Substitutes not used: Mastny, Helm, Fish
Goals: Whittaker 8; Greenwood 69, 73
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