Listed here are the Manchester United night headlines for Sunday August 30.
Rooney provides verdict on United frontline
United legend Wayne Rooney has praised Mason Greenwood’s “uncommon” knack for scoring objectives – however says Marcus Rashford will not be a pure goalscorer.
18-year-old Greenwood completed 2019/20 with ten Premier League objectives, solely the third participant to succeed in that milestone when 18 or youthful, and even broke into the senior England squad.
“He’s most likely the perfect finisher at United already on the age of 18 and in goalscorers you may simply see it from day one — Harry Kane and Michael Owen had the knack and it’s the identical with Greenwood,” Rooney wrote in his column for the Instances.
“”That knack is uncommon and Gareth [Southgate] wants a correct deputy for Kane, somebody he can slot in if Harry is injured or suspended.
“For me, Marcus Rashford will not be such a pure scorer and neither is Tammy Abraham. However Greenwood might be that participant.”
Matic sends Liverpool warning
Nemanja Matic says Liverpool can have a tricky time defending their Premier League title subsequent season, and guarantees that United will give them an actual problem.
Liverpool completed 33 factors away from United final season, however the Serbian is adamant they’ll shut that hole.
“From the following season there isn’t any excuse. We now have to go along with every little thing. We now have to combat for the title as a result of I felt that this yr we dropped some factors too straightforward,” Matic advised the UTD podcast.
“We allowed Liverpool to win [the title], I don’t know, ten video games earlier than the season completed. They gained the league, so we can’t permit that. We have to combat to the top. We now have to play with extra confidence, with extra accountability. “
Learn extra of Matic’s ideas right here.
Rooney says Southgate was fallacious on Maguire
Wayne Rooney says Gareth Southgate was fallacious to select United captain Harry Maguire in his England squad for the forthcoming Nations League video games.
Maguire was discovered responsible of a sequence of costs on the Greek island of Mykonos, though his authorized staff have lodged an enchantment which has nullified the conviction as per Greek regulation.
After the responsible verdict, Maguire was faraway from the squad – and though Rooney has defended the 27-year-old, he additionally thinks that Southgate ought to have stored him out of the highlight by dropping him from the outset.
“I believed there was no manner Gareth Southgate might identify Harry within the squad he introduced on Tuesday, however he did. It might have been extra wise to say: ‘Harry has simply performed a really lengthy season and desires extra relaxation and let’s wait to see what occurs together with his court docket case.’
“By leaping too shortly and placing him within the squad, it was virtually inevitable he’d need to get pulled out,” he wrote in his Instances column.