Marcus Rashford: The man who always scores

Status: 01/13/2023 10:12 a.m.

Since premier league– England operations are up and running again, Marcus Rashford has scored in every competitive game. It is the life insurance of Manchester United. Now comes the city rivals City.

It was one of those special stories in football that happened in a matter of days in February 2015 about then-unknown Marcus Rashford. Manchester United, coached by Louis van Gaal at the time, had to make last-minute attacking changes in the Europa League.

The obvious solution: a 17-year-old striker from his own academy. So Marcus Rashford started against FC Midtjylland, scored twice in the 5-1 win and caught the eye on the big stage for the first time. A few days later, Rashford scored twice arsenal in the Premier League. Discovery. Rashford was an integral part of this team.

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Today, almost eight years later, this is truer than ever. Rashford, now 25, is not only a role model and is also highly regarded in England for his social commitment, he also underlines in a crucial phase of the season on the island that he is the player most most important of Manchester United.

Since Premier League league operations resumed after the World Cup, in which Rashford was able to score three goals for the ‘Three Lions’, Rashford has scored in every competitive game: in the league against Nottingham, Wolverhampton and Bournemouth. For this in FA Cup against Everton and in the League Cup against Burnley and Charlton. The striker, who is still scoring currently, has an impressive record of seven goals in six games.

Marcus Rashford: Currently still scoring

Example: When his team struggled to decide the game against Charlton on Tuesday night (January 9, 2023) when the score was 1-0, Rashford came into the game for the final ten minutes and scored twice. Rashford is the first United player since Wayne Rooney in 2010 to score in eight consecutive home games.

It was also the first double since early September, when Rashford sealed leaders Arsenal’s only defeat of the season so far. Rashford also excels as a passer (5 assists this season), pacemaker and set piece. The Manchester lad has grown – and is leading the way in a team which, after a difficult few years, is currently playing as regularly as it did under Sir Alex Ferguson, that is before 2013.

“There is a whole other energy around the club and the training ground”Rashford said in October of his already remarkable condition: “It really motivated me.”

Manchester City are the big favorites in the city derby

Despite everything – and despite Rashford – Manchester City are the big favorites for the next City derby on Saturday (14/01/2023). The first leg was lost 3:6 – the low point of coach Erik ten Hag’s young tenure. Out of ‘respect’ for his career, the Dutchman left Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench for 90 minutes.

The Portuguese superstar’s name has played no part in the case since the deal was called off following his controversial interview in November Old Trafford. Players like Bruno Fernandes, newcomer Casemiro and Marcus Rashford are now leading the way.

Manchester United on the CL course thanks to Rashford

And it works: nine of the last ten competitive matches have been won. In fourth position are the “red devils“currently on par with newcastle (3.) on his way to the Champions League. city ​​man (2nd) are four points ahead of Arsenal (1st) nine. The problem was more offensive than defensive. “We have to score more goals”ten Hag, also delighted with Rashford, recently said: “He can score 20 Premier League goals”he says about his protege: “It’s about putting him in the right positions.”

Rashford, 25, has found his role on the wings. This is where he can play at his best speed and hit dangerous crosses again and again or shoot himself through the middle and into the penalty area. There, in the center, Anthony Martial is currently playing. The team currently offers no alternatives after Ronaldo’s departure. It’s one of the reasons rumors are swirling about a loan move for ex-Wolfsburg player Wout Weghorst, who could close that gap in attack by the summer.

Rashford expected to stay beyond 2024

Rashford should stay well beyond that. His contract was recently extended for a year until 2024 – the club took a corresponding option. Talks are underway on a new long-term contract. Paris too Saint Germain repeatedly, sometimes publicly, expresses interest in the striker. Change seems more unlikely than ever these days. Because what was already true in 2015 after his debut is more relevant than ever eight years later and after many adventures of a particular professional: Marcus Rashford is an integral part of this team.

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