The only good thing about Manchester United’s performance against Cardiff was that it was the last time they could have let down the fans this season.
Another deadbeat outing, losing to a team that has already packed its bags to play in the Championship at home, it was a new low for the majestic old club.
Perhaps the only light at the end of a kilometre long trench was the first ever start Premier League start for Mason Greenwood.
The 17-year-old was the only player in United’s colours capable of scoring an equaliser as he went on to hit the post.
He’s scored 26 goals and recorded eight assists in 29 games for United’s youth team this campaign making a strong claim for a presence in the senior squad.
His first ever start against Cardiff was also the youngest ever for a Manchester United player in the Premier League. (17 years, 233 days) beating Federico Macheda’s record.
Here’s what the Red Devils had to say for the youngster:
Only bright spark today has been Mason greenwood and why he's the only youth player on the pitch i do not know
— Lyle-Anthony🇯🇲 (@lyle_gold) May 12, 2019
Greenwood has been very good. He deserves to be in this first team. With better creators behind him, he’ll be a goal machine
— L’s (@LeroyBorrello) May 12, 2019
I’d have greenwood in my plans for next year. The only player in the pitch who can hold his head High. Hope he gets a goal for his efforts
— Premopit (@Premopit) May 12, 2019
Greenwood the only player worth anything today.
— Short Corner (@Short_Corner) May 12, 2019
17 year old mason greenwood showing more talent and passion than the rest of the team imagine my shock
— Jay (@ftbIjay) May 12, 2019
People saying sack the Manager but these players have failed every manager they've had.
— Tayo (@Tayyography) May 12, 2019
I fell bad for Greenwood. Takes 11 men to win at OT, and a boy is our only "Man" out there.
— Manchester United Discussions (@ManUtd_news_ACD) May 12, 2019
Greenwood is the only one in this team that deserves to stay
— DieselCane (@DieselCane22) May 12, 2019
Chin up lad; you did us proud!