Mason Greenwood scored the winning goal as Manchester United opened their Europa League group L campaign with a 1-0 victory over FC Astana.
The Daily Express calls the 17-year-old a “baby ace assassin” after his first senior goal for the Red Devils.
Greenwood lived up to the hype from United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer - who as a player was nicknamed the “baby-faced assassin”.
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Solskjaer said of the striker: “We always know that in and around the box he is one of the best finishers we have got. We wouldn’t throw them in if they weren’t ready.”
Greenwood was not the only youngster starring in last night’s Europa League matches.
It was “teenage kicks”, says the Independent, as Arsenal’s 18-year-old academy graduate Bukayo Saka scored one goal and set up two in their 3-0 away win at Eintracht Frankfurt in group F.
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The Times and the Daily Mirror report that former Newcastle United and England star Peter Beardsley has been suspended from all football for 32 weeks for making racist comments to black players.
The ex-Newcastle Under-23s coach had called one player a “monkey”.
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