Marcus Rashford put us 1-0 up against Manchester City at the Etihad on Saturday, although could have scored a hattrick by half-time.

The 22-year-old has now equalled his best ever tally for a season and Jamie Vardy is the only player in the league with more goals and assists than him.

Speaking to Sky Sports after yesterday’s win, Rashford talked about where his goalscoring form this season has come from.

I think for a forward, consistency plays a big part. I’ve been playing every game in the league and have been getting regular chances in front of goal as well. When you feel good in front of goal, and you’re getting regular opportunities, if you miss a few it doesn’t matter because you’re confident that when the next one comes you’ll put it away.

I was unlucky with one that hit the bar and the one from Fred when I tried to go first time. These are little things that if we can nail them down, we can be coming in three or four goals up. For us, then the game is finished then and these are the things we can improve on. It’s a tough win and sometimes they do more for you as a team. We’ll enjoy the victory and I think it will help us a lot going forward.

Rashford has now scored three goals against City and, as a lad from Wythenshawe who joined United’s academy when he was seven, he knows all about the importance of winning on derby day.

It’s class. Nothing is better than that feeling and on a day like this you can’t top that. It’s very positive and I’m happy for the fans and the team.

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