Swansea away is never an easy place to go and get the victory, but credit to Manchester United, as they ensured safe progression into the quarter-final stage of the Carabao Cup.
It was excellent to get back to winning ways following defeat against Huddersfield on Saturday, and the manner of the performance would have been a nice little confidence-booster for the lads.
I’d like to pick out Marcus Rashford’s display. Once again, the young man influenced the football match due to his sheer will to win. The little flick he played gave Jesse Lingard the opportunity to run clear and break the deadlock midway through the first-half, but it was another pleasing all-round display from the Wythenshawe man.
He’s such a talent. The fact that he’s a local lad just makes it even better and we’re lucky to have him. He was subbed off with around 20 minutes to go, so that indicates to me that Jose Mourinho plans on utilising him against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday – which will provide him with another opportunity to show the world just how good he is.
As you’d imagine, the fans were absolutely loving the performance.
Check out the tweets aimed at Marcus Rashford here:
never been much prouder
— Aulidya Dardanella (@Aulidyadrdnll) October 24, 2017
The academy lads have all been class tonight. Lingard standout but Tuanzebe, McTominay & Rashford have all been great.
— Ed ? (@BarellaSZN) October 24, 2017
Rashford there, trying to help the clearly nervous Lindelof along, despite being four years his junior. Love it, United through and through. pic.twitter.com/kXbEf5KHjj
— James Browning (@JamesBrowning96) October 24, 2017
Rashford's touch in the 1st-goal is the best thing in tonight's game.
— Alex Hunter (@AlexHunter010) October 24, 2017
If Mbappé had pulled off that Rashford touch for Lingard's first goal, FT would be salivating over him. The kid is a special talent #MUFC
— Bielsology (@Bielsology) October 24, 2017
Marcus Rashford continues to influence games. Kid is special.
— OldTraffordFaithful (@OTFaithful) October 24, 2017