Amad breaks Man Utd record with stunning back-header goal against AC Milan

Manchester United drew 1-1 with AC Milan in the first leg of their Europa League last 16 tie, leaving it hanging in the balance going into the second leg.

Teenage winger Amad gave United the lead in the 50th minute with a back-header, before Simon Kjaer earned Milan a late equaliser.

Amad's goal was his first for the club since joining from Atalanta in January and was the result of his first ever shot in a United shirt.

The strike also broke a United record, with Amad becoming the youngest non-British player to score in a major European competition for the club at the age of 18 years and 243 days.

Speaking after the game, United captain Harry Maguire was full of praise for the youngster, telling BT Sport: "Young boy, big future. Obviously comes on at half-time trying to impress and scores really early.

"That will give him confidence. You can see day in day out in training he's really starting to improve and work on his intensity and tempo of his play. He's going to be a big player for us."

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was also impressed by the goal, telling BT Sport: "Yeah it's creative. He plays with freedom. Great pass by Bruno that makes the goal. Amad, nice goal, still got loads to learn. He'll be better after that."

Former United midfielders Paul Scholes and Owen Hargreaves also praised Amad, with Scholes telling BT Sport: "That was the best he could have done with that ball.

"Fernandes in them spaces he will look for that run. Great run. He's had to improvise. It's not something you see a lot – that back header was brilliant."

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  • "Fabulous to see a young player come on and have an impact on the game," Hargreaves added. "This is what Bruno does best. That is an amazing run for a young kid. The execution of that.

    "A good pass and a good run beats a defence. That is a fabulous moment for the young man. Nice to see him come on and have a really good impact in a big moment. To get a big goal will be huge for him."

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