Greenwood matches Rooney mark as Manchester United continue to torment Liverpool in FA Cup

Mason Greenwood Manchester United 2021

Mason Greenwood ended his recent goal drought in impressive fashion on Sunday, firing home against Liverpool to matcha mark set by Wayne Rooney in the process.

He was joined on the scoresheet by Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes, with the Portuguese star’s stunning free-kick in the second half proving the winner.

Greenwood’s goal, which levelled the game at 1-1 following a Mohamed Salah opener, was his first in 11 appearances for Manchester United, his longest run of games without a goal for the club.

The teenager’s goal also saw him level Rooney, the legendary Manchester United striker recently named Derby County’s permanentmanager.

At 19 years and 115 days, Greenwood is the youngest Manchester United player to score against Liverpool since Rooney, who fired a goal past the Reds at age 19 years and 83 days in January 2005.

While Greenwood’s goal against the Reds was his first, Rashford continued to display his knack for haunting Liverpool.

Rashford’s goal was his fourth career finish against Liverpool, which is more than he has scored against any other opponent at Old Trafford.

Fernandescontinued his own hot streak, as the Portuguese star has scored more goals in all competitions than any other player for Premier League clubs – 28 -since making his debut for the RedDevils.

Manchester United were once again the architects ofLiverpool’s FA Cup demise, as they have been frequentlyin this competition.

In total, Manchester Unitedhave eliminated Liverpool from the FA Cup on 10 occasions, the second-most in competition history. Only Liverpool themselveshave knocked a particular side out more times, having taken down local rivals Everton on 12 occasions.

Liverpool currently sit fourth in the Premier League, andthe Reds will face a short turnaround before taking on Tottenham on Thursday. Manchester United, meanwhile, will move on in the FA Cup but will now turn their focus towards Sheffield United on Wednesday.

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