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Mason Greenwood came off the bench to wrap up 's Carabao Cup third-round win at Luton - before being offered one-on-one heading practice by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The England international was introduced late on alongside Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes as United struggled to see off their Sky Bet Championship hosts.

Juan Mata's penalty on the stroke of half-time was all that separated the sides before both Rashford and Greenwood struck late on to seal a flattering 3-0 victory.

Mason Greenwood provided the spark Manchester United had been missing at Luton

Mason Greenwood provided the spark had been missing at Luton

Greenwood will be pleased to get his goal tally up and running for the season as the 18-year-old looks to move on from an off-field incident in Iceland which saw him sent home from international duty for breaching Covid guidelines.

Solskjaer was full of praise for the forward but has urged Greenwood to improve his heading ability as he looks to shape his all-round game.

'He had a fantastic season last season,' Solskjaer said after the game. 'To get his goal was important for him, and Marcus, it is always nice for strikers to get that confidence and that feeling of scoring - to get that hunger again.

'He can play through the middle, I think as a young boy - not physically grown yet, sometimes it is nice to be facing forward instead of being the foil and being the battering ram.

Greenwood came off the bench to wrap up the Carabao Cup third-round win on Tuesday night

Greenwood came off the bench to wrap up the Carabao Cup third-round win on Tuesday night

'I scored most of my goals from just outside the posts as well, I wasn't in the middle.

'For him to be a number nine, though, he needs to learn how to head a ball. I keep telling him that and if he wants to do that he is welcome to come and practice with me.'

Solskjaer conceded he did not originally plan to introduce his trio from the bench but felt Luton pushed his side hard as he looks to get his players back to

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