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.
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.
Our final starting XI of the season includes a front of #MUAcademy graduates…
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) 12 May 2019
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.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) May 12, 2019
Greenwood has had an incredibly impressive 2018/19 for United’s youth sides. In 27 games, he has scored 26 and assisted eight.