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Europa League: Teenager Scores First Goal To Give Man Utd Victory

Timothy Aiyeku

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Highly rated Manchester United teenager Mason Greenwood scored the only goal of the game as the Red Devils started their Europa League campaign with a win.

The young English player was responsible for the only goal of the game as Manchester United beat Astana FC of Kazakhstan 1-0 in their opening game in Group L.

The Manchester United teenager hit the back of the net with the winning goal on 73 minutes.

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It was his first goal in the colours of Manchester United who are making a return to the competition for the first time after winning the competition in 2017.

Portuguese tactician Jose Mourinho was the manager at Manchester United when they won the Europa League title by beating Dutch Eredivisie giants Ajax Amsterdam 2-0 in their final clash.

With the help of the Europa League, Jose Mourinho and Manchester United were able to qualify for Champions League football in the following season.

Manchester United are the early leaders in Group L after the narrow win over the team from Kazakhstan which was accompanied by much needed clean sheet.

The other group game ended in a four-goal thriller as Serbian side Partizan Belgrade played out a 2-2 draw at home to AZ Alkmaar FC of the Netherlands.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.

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