Mason Greenwood scored his fifth Premier League goal for Manchester United this afternoon in our 3-0 win over Watford. He becomes the first teenager to manage such a feat in the league since teammate Marcus Rashford three seasons ago.

What makes his return all the more impressive is that he’s only started three league games for us this season and his goal return works out at one every 155 minutes. For comparison, Jamie Vardy has scored a goal every 129 minutes on the pitch, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang every 130 minutes, and Mo Salah every 141 minutes.

In all competitions, Greenwood has 11 goals, which is just four goals short of Romelu Lukaku’s tally for last season.

Against Watford, Greenwood didn’t have too many opportunities, but his finish when the chance came to him was excellent. Speaking toe MUTV after the win, he spoke about his desire to keep scoring.

It was an amazing feeling scoring. I am just working hard for the team and I’m happy with my goals and I will carry on working hard to get more goals. To have 11 goals is amazing and I want more and more. I will just carry on working hard.

We played well and it could have been more but we got the win. Getting three points was the most important thing. It was important to go in at half time ahead because it was an end to end game. So when Bruno went through and got the penalty, and then getting the goal it was a feeling of relief. It gave us a boost for the second half.

Bruno’s a top person. He helps the team in every way possible both attacking and defending. It is great to have him at the club. It is great to see him playing at Old Trafford and score his first goal. I am sure there is going to be more of that. It looks like he has been here for years and he’s settled in nice and sweet. He is part of the group now and part of the team.

Anthony’s goal was brilliant. What can you say? It is Anthony Martial. He did what he does in front of goal. Well done to him.




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