Manchester United fans were left in awe of Marcus Rashford after the teenager produced an astounding performance in their side’s 2-1 win over West Ham United in the FA Cup on Wednesday night.
Rashford, hooked off at half time in the defeat to Tottenham Hotspur last Sunday, was a truly menacing force in front of goal all night.
The tie, which saw Man United reach Wembley for the first time in five years, will forever be remembered for the 18-year-old’s wonder-strike to break the deadlock on 54 minutes. United fans were brimming with praise for the talented youngster:
Rashford did ever so well to carve out that gilt-edged chance for lingard #MUFC
— Matthew Casey (@Matt_Casey_) April 13, 2016
If we are to win this game Rashford is the man to do it
— Menzy Mayhem (@RileyJr_) April 13, 2016
First time I have seen Marcus Rashford play. Very impressed so far. Looks like a real prospect
— Paul Mitchell (@PaMitch78) April 13, 2016
Rashford is very intelligent with the ball. More so than Martial.
— Zack. (@ZackBowen) April 13, 2016
Played better as the half went on . Rashford looks excellent tonight
— Iron Balls Mcginty (@PaulKeeping8) April 13, 2016
Special goal from Marcus Rashford. The class of 16 offering hope to Manchester United.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) April 13, 2016
Rashford’s goal stunned the football world – but, considering the forward’s form lately, it shouldn’t have.
In a fierce encounter that lay in the balance, the teenager nonchalantly picked the ball up in his stride, shimmied from right to left, and sent a bullet shot past Darren Randolph with the prowess of a world-class striker. And yet, this is what Rashford continues to do. The world should not be stunned – he is the real deal.
In a confidence zapped side deprived of attacking zeal, at just 18, having burst into the team not even two months ago, what Rashford has managed to achieve is breathtaking. United fans will be excited to witness the development of a genuine talent.