Greenwood development delights Rashford

05 July 2020 02:30:30 GMTPlus10

Marcus Rashford was full of praise for his young teammate Mason Greenwood after Manchester United romped to a 5-2 Premier League win over Bournemouth at Old Trafford.

The 18-year-old scored two of United's goals while a Rashford penalty and stunning strikes from Anthony Martial and Bruno Fernandes sealed a comprehensive victory for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side.

Saturday's win extended the Red Devils' unbeaten run in all competitions to 16 matches and Greenwood's brace took his tally for the season to 15.

It is a big bonus to have him in the squad.

Marcus Rashford

While the United kept up the pressure on their rivals for a place in next season's Champions League, Bournemouth are stuck in the relegation zone following another heavy defeat.

Eddie Howe's men have lost seven of their last eight league matches and they will be desperate to return to winning ways at home to Tottenham on Thursday night.

Rashford told BT Sport after the game: "The lads enjoyed it today. Definitely exciting times. It doesn't matter who scores as long as we are scoring and picking up points in the table.

"It is always positive for teams if their forwards are scoring. It is important now to push on until the end of the season."

Asked about Greenwood's qualities, Rashford said: "Left foot, right foot he can finish. Both sides are comfortable for him. I don't want to put too much emphasis on him, just let him play his football and that he is what he does. It is a big bonus to have him in the squad."

Manchester United are 1.33 to beat 8.50 hosts Aston Villa on Thursday, while the draw is a 5.50 chance.

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