The 18-year-old announced himself to the world last week with two goals against both FC Midtjylland and Arsenal. And, although he didn’t score against Watford, his performance was a sign of even better things to come.
United fans, still on a high from Sunday, were enthused with Rashford’s display
Completely passive bar Rashford in terms of potency, beginning to learn more and more about this kid. Never knew he was so quick.
— Az. (@TheNumber10Role) March 2, 2016
Rashford is the only reason United have had a chance to attack today!
— Tayo (@Tayyub24) March 2, 2016
Seeing Rashford live is an experience, he's actually wavy
— MMF. (@SamFloating) March 2, 2016
Marcus Rashford showing some serious intent for goal. Probably the best player in an United shirt today.
— Nhat Tran (@nhattranvan94) March 2, 2016
Rashford needs a goal. Been absolutely threatening this second half.
— Iswar Nethi (@iswarnethi) March 2, 2016
In a game largely bereft of attacking enterprise, Rashford provided a welcome breath of fresh air. The teenager gave another performance that combined slickness with raw power in attack. He was very much the focal point for United going forward.
A more encouraging aspect of Rashford’s game against Watford was his heightened involvement. In a game that required grit and enterprise, the teenager gave a selfless performance, working tirelessly for every inch he gained with the ball as opposed to simply poaching a goal.
And, in an equally difficult second half, with his delightful link-up play and powerful running in full flow, Old Trafford purred at the sight of what looks like a promising talent in Rashford.