International Champions Cup: Teenager Greenwood gives Manchester United win over Inter Milan

first_img Reuters SingaporeJuly 20, 2019UPDATED: July 20, 2019 23:09 IST Manchester United defeated Inter Milan in the International Champions Cup opener on Saturday (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMason Greenwood struck the only goal in Manchester United’s win over Inter MilanHe’s grown in confidence, grown in stature and, as I’ve said before: Ole Gunnar SolskjaerInter rarely troubled de Gea in a one-sided game in SingaporeTeenage forward Mason Greenwood rifled home in the 75th minute to give a dominant Manchester United a 1-0 victory against Inter Milan in their International Champions Cup opener in Singapore on Saturday.The 17-year-old turned sharply inside the box before lashing a left-footed strike into the far corner after Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic was only able to parry Ashley Young’s whipped free kick.Greenwood almost got a second goal minutes later when he flicked a looping effort onto the top of the crossbar following great work by teenage Dutch winger Tahith Chong.United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær was full of praise for Greenwood after the game but cautioned against expecting too much.”He’s grown in confidence, grown in stature and, as I’ve said before, when you’ve got players in form it’s difficult to keep them out,” Solskjær told reporters.”We’ve got to keep our feet on the ground. He’s only 17 and there will be ups and downs.”A poor Inter Milan rarely troubled David de Gea’s goal in a one-sided game played in front of a packed 55,000-crowd in searing heat and humidity.Nemanja Matic saw a header from a corner come back off the post, while Marcus Rashford was denied a tap-in when Handanovic got his fingertips to a pullback from Luke Shaw.The International Champions Cup features 12 teams playing friendly matches in venues in North America, Europe and Asia.Also Read | Wolverhampton Wanderers stun Manchester City on penalties to win Premier League Asia TrophyAlso See:advertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Manchester UnitedFollow Inter MilanFollow Mason GreenwoodFollow International Champions CupFollow Singapore International Champions Cup: Teenager Greenwood gives Manchester United win over Inter MilanManchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær was full of praise for 17-year-old Mason Greenwood after their win over Inter Milan in Singapore on Saturday.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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Liberian President credits UN for 16 years of unbroken peace outlines plan

“After being devastated by a brutal civil conflict that lasted for 14 years, peace was restored and maintained by what was then the largest peacekeeping force in the history of this Organization”, he explained. “Under the auspices of the UNMIL [UN Mission in Liberia] peacekeepers, Liberians enjoyed 16 years of unbroken peace”.President Weah explained that when the peacekeeping force withdrew two years ago, the Government stepped up to maintain the peace.“However,” he said, “long after the guns have been silenced, the survivors have to live with the collateral damage of the war-wounded, the shattered families, the displaced populations, the resettlement of refugees, and all the other negative consequences of a national socio-economic fabric that has been torn apart”.  Despite the many challenges the country has endured, Mr. Weah proudly said “our country is today a beacon of democracy in Africa”, with the freedom of press, expression, association and other political and democratic rights respected under the law.And yet, there is an emerging threat to the country’s “hard-won peace and stability”, he lamented.“Some individuals, within and outside of our country, particularly those who have lost democratically-held elections, have resorted to incitement, threats of violence, misuse of social media, and hate speech, with the aim and objective of achieving power through undemocratic means”, he detailed, adding “this is unacceptable… we must all learn to respect the mandates of the electorates, even when that mandate is not in our favor”.‘Faith and confidence’ in the UNThe Liberian President pointed to today as “a time of uncertainty and heightened tension in global politics, security, and trade”. And yet, despite a global economy is under stress, security tensions on the rise and trade protectionism and climate change causing consequences, especially on developing countries, Mr. Weah “strongly” believes in the UN’s ability to “maintain international peace and security, foster friendly relations among nations, and promote social progress, better living standards and human rights”.“We continue ‘to have faith and confidence in the United Nations as the best universal institution to guide the nations of the world in peaceful and harmonious interactions”, he spelled out.In closing, President Weah assured those in the Assembly Hall that “Liberia will remain engaged as a responsible member of the international community, on all bilateral, regional and multilateral levels.“We will continue to work with the United ‘Nations and its organizations to foster peace, security and harmony among the peoples of the world”, he concluded. read more

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