Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hailed Mason Greenwood as a ‘special kid’ after the club’s 3-0 Premier League win over Brighton on Tuesday night. The 18-year-old opened the scoring at the Amex Stadium with a fine low drive. And Bruno Fernandes bagged a brace on a straightforward night for the Red Devils.
Manchester United were excellent against Brighton, with Greenwood scoring his 13th goal of the season at the Amex Stadium.
The teenager bamboozled the Albion defence with some fancy footwork before unleashing a fine strike past Mathew Ryan in goal.
And Solskjaer has hailed him after the match, saying: “The boys played some exceptional stuff.
“Mason’s first goal was brilliant and he played fantastically. He’s a special kid, we know when he gets faced up he looks dangerous. His link up play was great today.
“He’s got a knack of that, he can go inside or outside, he is developing into a fine player. We know we have pace and we want to counter quickly, it was a fantastic goal [the third goal], we are very happy with it.
“I don’t care about making a statement, I know we are a good team. We will recover and then focus on the next one.”
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Fernandes himself spoke out after the victory and said: “The most important thing is the three points but we played well and the result was good.
“We didn’t concede again which is important. David de Gea made two or three amazing saves, we are very happy.
“We knew that we needed to push forwards and to try and score from minute one. I was lucky with the first goal and the second goal was amazing, an amazing pass from Mason.
“We are fighting for a place in the Champions League and we know we can achieve this.
“I don’t want to talk too much about me and Paul Pogba, we are happy to play together but I am happy to play with everyone. We can combine together, we have qualities, but we know that we have team-mates who can do well.”
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