Manchester United supporters were ecstatic over the performance of Marcus Rashford during the Red Devils’ 2-1 win over Liverpool in the Premier League on Saturday.
The game was expected to be tightly contested after Paul Pogba suffered a late injury setback on training on Friday afternoon. However, the team managed to step up in the Frenchman’s absence, and Rashford, in particular, was the star of the show during the first period.
The United graduate was rewarded with a start after his impressive second-half performance against Crystal Palace, and he managed to take his opportunity with both hands. Rashford helped United to an early two-nil after two exceptional finishes, and this allowed the side to gain the confidence, which they preserved through the game.
Rashford obviously causing them all sorts of problems but Lukaku has been immense for both goals. Really dominating the CB.
— Doc (@Doc_Joshi) March 10, 2018
Rashford again. Big game player. pic.twitter.com/4YW14leiXw
— UnitedReview (@TheUtdReview) March 10, 2018
A lot of people are going to come out and ask why Rashford hasn’t been starting recently off the back of that performance.
The reason being is he needed the rest. Now looks fresh again and hungrier than ever. Mourinho’s management paid off.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) March 10, 2018
Never call Rashford a liability again pic.twitter.com/0FMnhgZuql
— ㅤㅤً (@Utdology) March 10, 2018
Born in Manchester, raised watching people make themselves heroes against Liverpool, and today he’s made himself one too. Marcus Rashford, Manchester’s very own ❤️
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) March 10, 2018
Rashford’s future has been put into question over the past few weeks with Alexis Sanchez and Anthony Martial getting the nod ahead of him for the wider positions. However, his performance against the Reds should put a stop on any doubts over his potential to succeed under Jose Mourinho.
The manager had an easy selection decision with Martial on the sidelines, but based on the recent form of Rashford, he appears certain to get the nod over the Frenchman in the next few games at the least.