Manchester United Football Club pulled off one of the best comebacks this season, as the Red Devils overcame a 2-0 deficit to beat Crystal Palace 3-2.
The first-half was an absolute mess of a display from Jose Mourinho’s boys, but during the second half things were turned around; and it all stemmed from a substitution made from the manager.
He brought Marcus Rashford on for Scott McTominay as United looked to signal their attacking intent. It’s fair to say the 20-year-old made the difference, and that’s a view echoed by his manager.
“Marcus was good,” Mourinho said per The Metro. “And immediately he created dangerous situations and immediately brought to the side and opened more spaces between defenders where our attacking players could make runs and penetrate these gaps.”
‘From the wider positional point of view, he was very good for us.”
Rashford still hasn’t started a Premier League game since Boxing Day, largely due to some excellent form from Anthony Martial. However, don’t be surprised if Rashford is given the nod at the weekend, following some poor performances from Alexis Sanchez.
It’s always nice to see homegrown talent succeeding, particularly one who supported the club as a boy. He has a rare skillset and the fact that Rashford can play in multiple positions is a big plus for Mourinho. Genuinely I don’t think I’ve seen anyone as quick as this lad is; and his lightning pace is an absolute nightmare for opposing defenders.