How Rashford Reacted To Mason Greenwood’s First Man Utd Goal

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Marcus Rashford has offered a valuable bit of advice to Mason Greenwood.

Greenwood bagged his first goal for the Manchester United senior team against Leeds United on Wednesday, as he poked in an Aaron Wan-Bissaka cross to open the scoring on the night.

His overall performances on the pre-season tour have been highly impressive as well, and the 17-year-old appears to be on the verge of breaking into the Red Devils’ first-team – similar to how Marcus Rashford burst onto the scene in 2016.

Now, Rashford himself has offered Greenwood a piece of advice, whilst also hailing the teenager’s finishing and instincts.

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When asked about the psychological importance of Greenwood’s first senior goal, Rashford stated (via M.E.N.): “I think psychologically for him. I said to him ‘once you get the first goal, the rest will come naturally’. That goal is nothing but instinct.

“You can tell he’s a natural finisher, that’s what he’s best at. So for him, he doesn’t have to change anything, he’ll come into the team, do his stuff and he’ll score goals and that’s what he does.”

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The 21-year-old England international also had his say regarding the pressing upfront that has been evident in the first two pre-season games, as he added: “I think there’s a lot to improve on still, but for us it’s about getting the pictures in our heads.

“It’s been a while since we’ve been a real  pressing team, but now we’ve laid down the fundamentals of how we actually want to press. I think now as time goes on we’ll improve and get better.”