Greenwood continues his hot scoring streak in friendly defeat by Stoke

Mason Greenwood continues his hot scoring streak by netting in friendly defeat by Stoke as Edinson Cavani, Donny van der Beek, Phil Jones and Juan Mata are given run out in behind closed doors clash at Old Trafford

  • Mason Greenwood was on target as Manchester United lost 4-3
  • The striker has scored in each of the first three Premier League fixtures 
  • Teden Mengi also scored, while Edinson Cavani hit the crossbar with a free kick

Mason Greenwood was on the scoresheet as a Manchester United XI lost 4-3 to Stoke City in a behind closed doors friendly at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

Greenwood was left out of England’s squad to play Hungary, Andorra and Poland over the next week so Ole Gunnar Solskjær was keen to keep him sharp after he scored against Wolves last Sunday.

Greenwood, who also scored in the opening two fixtures against Leeds and Southampton, started out on the right flank against Stoke and was partnered by Edinson Cavani who had his call up to the Uruguay squad cancelled owing to Covid quarantine concerns.

Striker Mason Greenwood was on target again in a friendly against Stoke on Wednesday

Edinson Cavani hit the crossbar with a free kick during the behind closed doors clash

Cavani hit the crossbar with a free kick during a competitive clash which also saw United give run outs to Donny van der Beek, Phil Jones, Teden Mengi and Hannibal Mejbri.

Teenage full-back Alvaro Fernandez, who joined last year from Real Madrid, also made an appearance as coach Michael Carrick took charge of the side.

Marcus Rashford, Alex Telles and Dean Henderson continued their rehab work at Carrington while the game took place.


Edinson Cavani and Donny van der Beek (R) were given a run-out in behind closed doors clash

United’s squad are now off for a few days during the international break, with several of their high-profile stars in action.

New signing Cristiano Ronaldo – who sealed his sensational return to Old Trafford from Juventus on deadline day – is bidding to become the men’s highest international top scorer by scoring against the Republic of Ireland on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, captain Harry Maguire and left-back Luke Shaw will look to maintain their form for England in World Cup qualifiers against Hungary, Andorra and Poland. 

UNITED LINE-UP

Heaton, Dalot, Jones, Mengi, Fernandez, Matic, Van der Beek, Cavani, Hannibal, Mata, Greenwood

Goals: Greenwood, Mengi




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