He has often come off the bench for the Portuguese boss, but booked his place in Mourinho’s starting XI following a series of strong displays.
Mourinho’s decision to deploy him on the right flank in place of Juan Mata injected some much needed pace into Man United’s attack.
The Englishman continued his climb to prominence as he scored United’s only goal in a 3-1 defeat at Vicarage Road and fans on social media were in awe of his talent.
Marcus Rashford is a real talent. A footballing maturity way beyond his years.
— Gary Lineker ???? (@GaryLineker) September 18, 2016
Rashford knows how to get his team back into games. He's got that killer instinct. He's gifted.
— YUNG OG (@GhostPix) September 18, 2016
And please tell me again why Rashford shouldn't start or he should be stuck out on the left?
He's a striker END OF!
— Sav84 ???????????????????????????? ???????? (@jonmikesav8) September 18, 2016
Marcus Rashford's just sensational. No matter how poorly players around him are playing, he can always find another level. Bright future.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) September 18, 2016
Rashford is just a blessing no doubt ????
— Ero-sennin #ENDSARS???? (@DwayneLKings) September 18, 2016
Rashford was the standout performer for Man United in yet another disappointing display for Mourinho’s team, his attitude and his ability to run fearlessly into the opposition has quickly turned him in to a fan favourite.
His direct approach against Watford saw him create plenty of changes, but his determination to get forward resulted in another goal on his tally.
He has been absolutely spectacular in recent showings, despite the rest of the team not showing up, the club have found a reliable striker in Rashford.