SINGAPORE – Teenage forward Mason Greenwood rifled home in the 75th minute to give a dominant Manchester United a 1-0 victory against Inter Milan in their International Champions Cup opener in Singapore on Saturday.
The 17-year-old turned sharply inside the box before lashing a left-footed strike into the far corner, after Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic was only able to parry Ashley Young’s whipped free kick.
Greenwood almost got a second goal minutes later when he flicked a looping effort on to the top of the crossbar, following great work by teenage Dutch winger Tahith Chong.
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær was full of praise for Greenwood after the game, but cautioned against expecting too much.
“He’s grown in confidence, grown in stature and, as I’ve said before, when you’ve got players in form, it’s difficult to keep them out,” Solskjær told reporters.