Manchester United’s team performance against Chelsea was one of the best I’ve seen in recent times. Honestly, it felt like the perfect performance from every single player who took to the field, and they all did their individual jobs at a supremely high level.
The first goal came from the boot of Marcus Rashford, as he went clean through thanks to a ball from Ander Herrera, before cooly slotting in past Asmir Begovic. His game as a whole was a thoroughly enjoyable one as he ran Chelsea’s back line ragged for pretty much the whole game.
I was delighted for Rashford as his goalscoring form hasn’t been as good this season, but it feels as though it’s slowly coming back. I’m not the only one heaping the praise on the man from Wythenshawe, either, with his teammate Matteo Darmian coming out in huge support.
The Italian right-back has had great things to say, claiming that Rashford can become one of the best players on the planet, which is most definitely true.
“Marcus is a great player. He is still very, very young and I think he is very important for us,” Darmian is quoted as saying by the Manchester Evening News.
“With his quality, he can be one of the top players, one of the most important players, in the world.”
“He is a very good in every part of the game, he has a very good shot, movement, speed. Sometimes for a striker, it is a normal there is a not as good period (scoring goals) but I hope he continues like this because it helps the team to reach our objective.”
Darmian sums up Rashford perfectly here, and credit has to go to the 19-year-old for not getting bogged down when going through a poor patch. He has remained calm, Mourinho has kept the faith and now we’re reaping the rewards.
I’d also like to mention Darmian’s game against Chelsea as well. He shut Pedro down for 90 minutes, and the manager would have been thrilled with such a dominant display against an in-form player. When he first joined the club we became accustomed to performances like that, but he then went through a really poor spell. It’s nice to see him rediscover that form.