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Nemanja Matic hails Manchester United youngsters after Astana win

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Nemanja Matic had a very simple message for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after Manchester United’s win over Astana in their Europa League opener.

Mason Greenwood, 17, scored the only goal for the Red Devils as his second-half strike earned them victory.

It was Greenwood’s first senior goal.

“It’s good for them, to have this opportunity to play these games,” Matic told BT Sport. “We have to use these games to get more chances during the season. It’s great the club gives more chance to young players to improve because they can only improve if they play the games.

“I’m happy for them and it is good for them. They’re young, they want to prove they should wear the shirt so they are the future of the club and I wish them all the best.”

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