Arsene Wenger has pointed out Marcus Rashford‘s potential to inflict damage ahead of Manchester United’s clash with Arsenal in the Premier League this weekend.
The youngster made a historical Premier League debut against Arsenal back in February, netting a first-half brace and picking up an assist in a 3-2 win.
Rashford, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic set to miss out through suspension, will once again occupy the No.9 role against Wenger’s men on Saturday.
Speaking ahead of the game, the Frenchman was quick to make note of the Englishman’s danger going forward.
“The guy who killed us last year was Rashford. I watched him against a Danish team in midweek [prior to last season’s clash] and he scored and I thought this guy could be dangerous” he said.
“His movement was good and he was strong. He took everyone by surprise.”
Nobody will forget what took place on that sunny February afternoon. The entire footballing world expected Wenger’s side, fighting for the title, to dismantle a make-shift Man United side.
As it was, an 18-year-old from Wythenshawe made the game his own. He was fearless, dangerously quick, and just simply unstoppable. There was nothing Arsenal’s back four could do except stare at each-other, dumbfounded as their title hopes drifted away.
United fans will hope to see Rashford exert a similar impact against the visitors on Saturday.