Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford has made a slow start to the season, however, the man from Wythenshawe could have just been handed the perfect confidence-booster.
The 20-year-old forward was absolutely sublime this evening for England against Spain. In the first 45 minutes, Rashford had a goal and an assist to his name, after some outstanding link-up play with both Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane.
I’m so pleased for the young man, particularly after getting some heavy stick in the press this morning. He’s gone out there and done his talking on the pitch, which is the perfect way to respond to critics.
His movement was first-class, his finish for England’s second was top drawer, and his pass into Sterling to open the scoring was inch-perfect. It really was the complete performance from the young man.
Now it’s down to the player to carry that form back to United. He clearly has all the makings to be a world-class footballer, all that is lacking is the consistency in his game. It probably helps having Gareth Southgate, an attack-minded manager in charge, but Jose Mourinho must take note. Rashford is showing just how good he can be when he is allowed to play with the shackles off…
Marcus Rashford is sublime. That pass, that goal, that ability. Given time, he has potential to go right to the very top. #mufc
— OldTraffordFaithful (@OTFaithful) October 15, 2018
Touch out his feet… composure & nice finish from @MarcusRashford 🔥⚽️
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) October 15, 2018
He prepared for Kane, Forgot about rashford. pic.twitter.com/VQgD10DPKx
— Munene m🌑h (@moonenemoh) October 15, 2018
No Rashford hate today then?
— JoshGI 🇾🇪 (@JoshGI97) October 15, 2018
Quality pass by Rashford for first goal, confident finish for second. 4 goals or assists in last 4 Eng games. Better for 🏴 than MUFC.
— Andy Mitten (@AndyMitten) October 15, 2018
Nothing wrong with Rashford's finishing there 🔥 pic.twitter.com/lEMBHrGT2j
— The Peoples Person (@PeoplesPerson_) October 15, 2018
Marcus Rashford makes it 2. Another fabulous young player who deserves more patience from us. He’s only 20.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) October 15, 2018