Review & Ratings: Greenwood, Martial and Rashford shine in 3-0 victory over Partizan Belgrade; Martial MOTM?

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Manchester United beat Partizan Belgrade 3-0 at Old Trafford in the fourth group stage match of the UEFA Europa League. Goals from Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford saw United reign supreme leaving Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side two points clear at the top of the group with two matches remaining.

United started well and could have scored at least twice before they finally found the net. After lacking composure in the early stages, United started to take their chances. Mason Greenwood opened up the scoring in the 22nd minute of the match, assisted by Marcus Rashford, scoring his second goal in the competition this season.

Just 11 minutes later, after peppering the Partizan goal a few times, United doubled their lead through Anthony Martial, who scored his fifth goal of the season, his third in five matches since returning from injury. Greenwood charged down a clearance with Martial receiving the ball putting his finish underneath the goalkeeper for a 2-0 lead.

Just four minutes into the second half, United scored their third goal of the evening, the third time they had scored this many goals in a match this season. Rashford, assisted by Ashley Young fired his rasping drive with his left foot which was not going to be stopped by the Partizan goalkeeper. United cruised to victory at Old Trafford.

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Goals: Mason Greenwood 22′, Anthony Martial 33′, Marcus Rashford 49′

Assists: Mason Greenwood 33′, Ashley Young 49′

Manchester United: Romero; Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Rojo, Young; McTominay (Lingard 75′), Fred (Garner 63′); Greenwood, Mata, Rashford (Pereira 67′); Martial

Substitutes Not Used: Grant; Jones, Williams; James

Bookings: Ashley Young 71′; Bibras Natkho 32′, Strahinja Pavlovic 58′

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I support Manchester United, the greatest English football team to have ever existed. Bruno Fernandes is the latest in a long line of players with great ability to play for the club. I idolised Bryan Robson, David Beckham, Paul Scholes, and Eric Cantona growing up.