Ratings: Mason Greenwood shows his ability to sink Inter Milan with his second goal this pre-season

Ratings: Mason Greenwood shows his ability to sink Inter Milan with his second goal this pre-season

Manchester United beat Inter Milan 1-0 in a match that United dominated from the very start. It was goalless at half time and United took their time to break down the Italian side with Mason Greenwood scoring the opening goal in the 76th minute of the match. Inter are a bit behind United in terms of fitness as this is just their second pre-season match.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be pleased with pre-season so far. Beating Perth Glory 2-0, Leeds United 4-0 and Inter Milan 1-0. United have scored seven goals, conceding none. On Thursday, Tottenham Hotspur will be the opposition in Shanghai, China. After that, United will be heading back to Europe for a friendly against Kristiansund before the final International Champions Cup match against AC Milan in Cardiff, Wales.

Man of the Match: Aaron Wan-Bissaka

The 21-year-old arrived at United this summer from Crystal Palace. He has put in a number of good performances so far this pre-season. He has shown why Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has signed him. He has the ability to defend, the pace to attack and does both brilliantly so far. This season could see yet another contender for the Player of the Year award.

1 David De Gea

The Spanish number one made his first appearance in pre-season and despite the level of the opposition rising, he had little to do in just over 60 minutes on the pitch.

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29 Aaron Wan-Bissaka

My MOTM. Whether in defence or attack, he puts 100% into what he is doing. To sign him for £45 million is a bargain in this day and age. A true right-back with the ability to break forward and attack or support an attack. He is going to be a great player for United.

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38 Axel Tuanzebe

The English defender did well in this match and will have inpressed the manager. He seems to be on the ball with most things and is developing in the right direction. He needs to be given an opportunity this season, or he could well be lost by the club, which would be a massive mistake.

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2 Victor Lindelof

The Swedish defender played almost an hour against the Italian side and was pretty solid in defence, despite Inter not really throwing at United. A slight injury forced him off with Phil Jones replacing him.

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23 Luke Shaw

The left-back put in a good performance after recovering from a small injury. Used the left flank to aid in attack and nearly got an assist after placing a good ball into Rashford in the first half of the match.

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31 Nemanja Matic

I think the Serbian’s best days are behind him now. Too slow for this team. Against opposition in form, he will be a liability.

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6 Paul Pogba

Played well against Inter and seemed to get stuck in. It was like he did not need that new challenge after all. Perhaps with the right player alongside him in midfield, it could be the missing piece for United. He will enjoy playing attacking football, something United seem capable of now.

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21 Daniel James

His pace is top notch. He gets stuck into the game and beating his man. However, in front of goal, he need to do a lot better. It is something that will come to him though. His pace will frighten Premier League defenders though.

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14 Jesse Lingard

The attacking midfielder put the effort in, something he does time and time again. Really pressed Inter in the first half. When he’s in form. he’s a great player to have in the team. His energy is second to none.

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11 Anthony Martial

The Frenchman started up front with Rashford playing on the wing. He seemed lost in the position, despite playing well in the same position four years ago. He played too deep at times, which is something he needs to change if he plays in this position regularly this season.

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10 Marcus Rashford

The England forward put a lot of pressure on Inter’s defence. He worked hard during the game and was unlucky not to find a goal in the first half of the match.

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Substitutes

22 Sergio Romero

Replaced De Gea 62′. The Argentinian had little to do in his spell of the game, just like De Gea before him. Inter just did not cause any problems for United’s defence.

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18 Ashley Young

Replaced Wan-Bissaka 63′. The veteran did well with the ball at times but in defence, he is more of a worry than a save player to have in the squad. His experience could help during the season but he should only be used in rotation and if injury calls.

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3 Eric Bailly

Replaced Tuanzebe 63′. Cool, calm and composed on the ball. United could have some options in defence this season if all of them keep their early form and carry it into the season proper.

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4 Phil Jones

Replaced Lindelof 57′. Jones looked good when he came on and at times, used his pace to beat Inter on the attack and make the clearance. Could this be the season he actually proves his place in the squad?

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20 Diogo Dalot

Replaced Shaw 62′. Much like Wan-Bissaka, Dalot aimed to get forward most of the time. Having both of these players in contention for the right-back position is going to be good for United, who have not had this much choice for years.

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39 Scott McTominay

Replaced Matic 63′. He did his bit in the game quietly, doing what he needed to do. He is an underrated player and will have his day.

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17 Fred

Replaced Rashford 63′. This is the season which could well define Fred. He has been largely written off after his debut season, but so was Lindelof. He wants to shine for his club, maybe he will, soon.

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15 Andreas Pereira

Replaced Pogba 62′. Put his energy into the game and kept things heading in United’s favour. This season will be a big test for him.

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8 Juan Mata

Replaced Lingard 63′. He has the footballing brain that United needs in the squad, however, his pace is not there and physically, he’s a passenger in matches where United will press high. He could still play a part this season though.

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44 Tahith Chong

Replaced James 63′. The young Dutch winger put Inter through their paces pressing the defence, receiving some nasty fouls, one of which forced him off in stoppage time.

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26 Mason Greenwood

Replaced Martial 63′. 17 and has scored two goals in the last two matches. Nothing seems too hard for him to achieve. He’s hot shy in coming forward and does not let anything faze him. Solskjaer will give him a lot of time this season as he’s ready.

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28 Angel Gomes

Replaced Chong 90+2′. Came on at the death to replace Chong. Did not have enough time to get involved in the game.

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Goals: Mason Greenwood 76′

Manchester United: De Gea (Romero 62′); Wan-Bissaka (Young 63′), Tuanzebe (Bailly 63′), Lindelof (Jones 57′), Shaw (Dalot 62′); Matic (McTominay 63′), Pogba (A. Pereira 62′); James (Chong 63′ (Gomes 90+2), Lingard (Mata 63′), Martial (Greenwood 63′); Rashford (Fred 63′)

Substitutes Not Used: J. Pereira; Smalling, Rojo, Darmian; Garner

Bookings: Andreas Pereira 90′; Marcelo Brozovic 27′, Antonio Candreva 71′, Milan Skriniar 87′

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