Mason Greenwood Nets Winner, Manchester United Beat Inter Milan 1-0

SINGAPORE, Sporting Alert — Mason Greenwood scored the only goal and Manchester United made a winning start in their 2019 International Champions Cup campaign, following a 1-0 win over Inter Milan at the Singapore National Stadium on Saturday.

Mason Greenwood of Manchester United

Mason Greenwood of Manchester United

SINGAPORE, Sporting Alert — Man Utd 1-0 Inter Milan RESULT: Mason Greenwood scored the only goal and Manchester United made a winning start in their 2019 International Champions Cup campaign, following a 1-0 win over Inter Milan at the Singapore National Stadium on Saturday.

Three From Three For Man United

Saturday’s victory saw the Red Devils making it three wins in three pre-season games this season after positive results against Perth Glory and Leeds, respectively.

Both teams finished a lively first half 0-0, but the English Premier League, which suited out the liked of Paul Pogba, David de Gea and summer recruits Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, had several chances to take the lead.

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However, Manchester United finally got a deserved breakthrough as from Ashley Young’s inswinging free-kick was punched by Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic, but his clearance fell straight to the feet of Greenwood.

The 17-year-old, who came off the bench to replace Rashford in the attack, turned an Inter Milan defender before firing home a well-struck left-footed curler into the back of the net in the 76th minute, much to the delight of his teammates.

The teenage forward was scoring for the second time in just a few days after he netted in United’s win over Leeds in Perth.

Greenwood could have doubled the lead moments later, but his clever finish off a cross from Tahith Chong hit the top of the bar.

Manchester United continued to dominate after the goal and in the 82nd minute Young put a delightful ball inside the box for a travelling Juan Mata to latched on to, but the Spanish international couldn’t direct his shot on goal.

Manchester United will continue their pre-season tour against Tottenham on Thursday at the Hongkou Stadium in China.

THE LINE-UPS

United: De Gea (Romero 62), Wan-Bissaka (Dalot 62), Tuanzebe (Bailly 62), Lindelof (Jones 57), Shaw (Young 62), Matic (McTominay 62), Pogba (Fred 62), James (Andreas 62), Lingard (Mata 62), Martial (Chong 62) (Gomes 89), Rashford (Greenwood 62). 

Unused Subs: J. Pereira, Darmian, Rojo, Smalling, Garner.

Booked: Andreas.

Internazionale: Handanovic, De Vrij (Ranocchia 73), Dalbert (Pirola 73), D’Ambrosio, Skriniar, Gagliardini (Barella 73), Sensi (Mario 73), Brozovic, Longo (Perisic 46), Candreva (Agoume 85), Esposito (Colidio 85).

Unused Subs: Padelli, Berni, Valero, Bastoni, Ntube, Vergani.

Booked: Brozovic, Candreva, Skriniar.

Attendance: 52,897

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