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Mason Greenwood 'a different class as a finisher' in Manchester United's win over Alkmaar - in pictures

Manager Solskjaer lauds teenager after his brace sets up big win in Europa League

Mason Greenwood stole the show yet again as he scored twice in a crushing 4-0 win over AZ Alkmaar in the Europa League on Thursday.

Alkmaar kept a young United side at bay until the 53rd minute at Old Trafford before Ashley Young put the hosts ahead. Greenwood latched on to a loose ball to find the back of the net. Juan Mata then converted a penalty from a foul on Grenwood before the Spaniard set up the teenager for the fourth goal of the night. And all of that happened within 11 minutes.

"Mason's a different class as a finisher," Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said.

"If there's anything around the box you expect him to get a shot off and on target, he's good at creating space for himself and right-foot, left-foot it doesn't matter."

Manchester United are missing several players and Solskjaer had earlier said their wins over Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur were signs the team is moving in the right direction.

"We've come through a sticky patch in terms of injuries and form," Solskjaer said.

"Results are the proof but inside we've always believed in what we're doing. We're on the right track... I see the boys training every day and the attitude and the quality so I've not been too worried."

Updated: December 13, 2019 09:40 AM

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