Mason Greenwood makes Man United history with start vs AS Roma


Mason Greenwood makes Man United history with start vs AS Roma

 

Manchester United starlet Mason Greenwood has made club history this evening, after being included in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s starting XI to face AS Roma.

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The Red Devils are of course set to return to action shortly.

United have made the trip to the Italian capital, eyeing up a place in the Europa League final at the expense of AS Roma.

The visitors boast a hefty advantage as things stand, having recovered from a half-time deficit to eventually emerge on the right side of a 6-2 scoreline at Old Trafford last week.

Mason Greenwood makes Man United history with start vs AS Roma

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – APRIL 29: Bruno Fernandes of Manchester United celebrates scoring a goal to make the score 1-0 during the UEFA Europa League Semi-final First Leg match between Manchester United and AS Roma at Old Trafford on April 29, 2021 in Manchester, United Kingdom. Sporting stadiums around Europe remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Not only that, but Roma also have a whole host of personnel problems to deal with tonight, having lost all of Pau Lopez, Jordan Veretout and Leonardo Spinazzola to injury in Manchester.

Greenwood in the history books

In turn, the visitors will line out as follows at the Stadio Olimpico:

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, meanwhile, is evidently not taking tonight’s clash lightly in spite of United’s significant lead, with the likes of Harry Maguire, Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes in from the off:

As outlined above, though, it is the inclusion of another of Manchester United’s stars which has since resulted in club history being made.

As revealed by Opta, his starting berth tonight means that Mason Greenwood is set to become the youngest English player to ever reach 100 appearances for the Red Devils:

 

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