What a performance, what a result. Manchester United head back to Old Trafford with a first leg lead under their belt, but more importantly, they have an away goal that could prove to be the difference. The moment of the match? A sensational free-kick from Marcus Rashford.
Once again, the 19-year-old shown maturity way beyond his years as he lead the line absolutely wonderfully for 90 minutes. He showed a great turn of pace, made some intelligent runs and his directness struck fear into the Celta Vigo defenders.
Now let’s talk about that free-kick some more. What an outrageously good bit of skill. Under such pressure, step up the homegrown boy to go and win the match for his team. It was a sweetly struck effort that was always curving away from the keeper and into the far corner, which prompted absolutely mad celebrations in the away end of the ground.
As you’d imagine, the Manchester United faithful were absolutely delighted that one of their own scored an excellent goal. Not only that, though, his all-round performance was something to be admired.
Have a look at the tweets here:
— Jonathan Shræger (@JonathanShrager) May 4, 2017
Rashford has scary potential. The way he's started demanding set pieces, he knows he's the man.
— Gaz (@CantonaManc) May 4, 2017
That's an outstanding free-kick. Marcus Rashford is a special, special footballer.
— OldTraffordFaithful (@OTFaithful) May 4, 2017
Remember when Mourinho was going to destroy Rashford's career…
— The United Girl (@TheMUnitedGirl) May 4, 2017
Marcus Rashford you absolute beauty.
— Adam Sweeney (@AdamWSweeney) May 4, 2017
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM RASHFORD WHAT AN AMAZING GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT A FREEEEKICK!!!!!!!!!!
— Devils of United (@DevilsOfUnited) May 4, 2017
The young man has certainly put us in the driver’s seat. Barring disaster in the return leg at Old Trafford next week, the Red Devils have one foot in the Europa League final door. At this point in time, it looks as though our opponents could well be Ajax, who themselves look in command of their own semi-final against Lyon.