On the back of his goal against Aston Villa, Greenwood has become Manchester United's top teenage scorer in Premier League history.
Mason Greenwood has continued his late-season surge, scoring another crucial goal against Aston Villa on Sunday to secure the three points. As a result of that beautiful strike, the 19-year-old has become Manchester United’s top teenage scorer in Premier League history. It’s also his fifth goal in his last five games. Greenwood has vowed to keep scoring goals to stop anyone else from taking the record off him in the future.
After receiving Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s pass, Greenwood turned away from Tyrone Mings and found the bottom corner from just inside the box on Sunday. Earlier, United went behind to Bertrand Traore’s screamer before staging a comeback in the second half to win the match 3-1. Bruno Fernandes and Edinson Cavani had scored the other two for the club at Villa Park.
“It was a good goal,” Greenwood said about his second-half strike. “I just knew that he [Mings] was coming tight to you in the box, so if you get a little movement then you can get half a yard. I finished it well, I’m happy with my goal today. Hopefully, there are many more to come. I’ll try and keep scoring goals so no one else can come and break the record in the future! I’m happy scoring goals.”
Previously, Wayne Rooney had been United’s highest-scoring teenager in Premier League history with 15 goals. With Greenwood only turning 20 on 1st October, the English striker has plenty of opportunities to score more in the meantime. Meanwhile, United have now collected 31 points after coming from behind in Premier League this season.
“We’ve got a little bit of a bad habit,” Greenwood told MUTV. “It’s not so bad if we come and get the three points; it’s just a wake up call when they score. We know we can come back second half and get the three points. We need to work on it and not give little goals away in the first half so we don’t have to come back from behind.”
“We were always confident that we’d get the three points. That first goal was good play from Paul to get the penalty. We always knew Bruno would put it in the back of the net. It was a confidence booster. From there, we looked comfortable and got the three points.”