Greenwood’s Goals Well Timed Before Ronaldo Returns to Man U | Sports News

By ROB HARRIS, AP Global Soccer Writer

LONDON (AP) — Mason Greenwood is ensuring Manchester United would not neglect his scoring talents when Cristiano Ronaldo returns.

The 19-year-old striker — who is sort of half Ronaldo’s age — has now scored in all three matches for United firstly of the season.

The newest ensured an underwhelming United efficiency at Wolverhampton nonetheless led to a 1-0 victory on Sunday. It was arrange by Raphaël Varane, a former teammate of Ronaldo’s at Real Madrid, on the defender’s United debut.

But it’s the frenzy over Ronaldo’s surprising return to Old Trafford that has lit up this switch window, with the 36-year-old star finishing his transfer prepared for a debut after the worldwide break.

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United is in want of elevated firepower up entrance. While Greenwood’s first purpose of the marketing campaign was in a 5-1 rout of Leeds, final week’s was required to salvage a draw at Southampton.

The winner at Wolves solely got here within the eightieth minute and after United required David De Gea’s sensational double save with about 20 minutes to go to thwart Romain Saïss.

“I think we were below (par) today, we didn’t play too well,” the goalkeeper said. “But it’s a massive win for us.”

While United moved onto seven points, the only team with a perfect record after three games is Tottenham. All three wins have been 1-0 — the latest against Watford clinched by Son Heung-min.

Burnley collected its first point by drawing 1-1 with Leeds.

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