Mason Greenwood broke a Manchester United record vs Cardiff

Man United vs Cardiff

Manchester United face Cardiff City in their final game of the 2018/19 season.

For the most part, the season has been one to forget for Man United.

They missed out on Champions League football, didn’t do particularly well in the domestic cups and lost out to Barcelona in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

United started Sunday in 6th-place in the Premier League table, but were aware that they could move up to 5th with a win versus Cardiff.

Cardiff, on the other hand, already knew that they would be plying their trade in the Championship next season before a ball was kicked on Sunday.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – APRIL 21: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manager of Manchester United looks on during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Manchester United at Goodison Park on April 21, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Greenwood breaks a record

With very little to play for on Sunday, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave some of United’s academy stars a chance in the first-team.

Mason Greenwood would lead the line versus Cardiff. In fact, the entire front-six happened to be from United’s youth system.

On May 12th Greenwood was 17 years and 223 days old. That makes him the youngster ever player to start a Premier League game for the Red Devils.

Greenwood has had an incredibly impressive 2018/19 for United’s youth sides. In 27 games, he has scored 26 and assisted eight.

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