Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood scored twice as the team managed to put four on the board in 11 minutes to best AZ Alkmaar and secure themselves a seeding for the knockout phase of the Europa League. After an otherwise boring first half, the teams suddenly sprang to life in the 53rd minute of the game when Ashley Young was able to drive Juan Mata’s cross home for his first goal since the beginning of the year.
Greenwood proved to be the team’s best weapon, however, as he fired to another point from the edge of the box before ending the scoring frenzy with a left footed finish. It had been the first time that the rookie player had scored two in a first team match, and it was enough to take his current tally for the season to a total of six. He is now currently the leading scorer in Europe for the season, with only Marcus Rashford having scored more in all of their competitions.
Between the double goal by the striker, Mata was able to convert a penalty for the Spanish midfielder’s first goal of the season so far. Their latest win was the biggest for United in Europe in over two years, when they beat the Dutch side Feyenoord by the same score, and it means that they will be avoiding Benfica, Inter Milan, and Ajax for the last 32 draw that are set to be taking place soon.
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