On Wednesday night, Manchester United knocked Chelsea out of the FA Cup thanks to two goals from Marcus Rashford. Ahead of kick-off, I discussed the unfair stick he gets considering his age and how often he shows up against the big teams. But nobody could have predicted what was about to happen.
Ridding some of his demons after missing a couple of penalties already this season, Rashford had the bottle to put us ahead from the spot. But the goal everyone was talking about after the game was his Ronaldo-esque freekick.
With 15 minutes left to play and 35 yards out, Rashford’s readied himself to have a go, much to the bemusement of our fans. He can’t really be thinking about shooting can he?
But he did shoot.
He found the top corner and left our away fans, albeit with a reduced allocation, delirious. The reactions of the likes of Marcos Rojo, Daniel James and Scott McTominay were a sight to behold.
By the age of 21, Rashford scored 12 goals against City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal. He’s on 52 in total now, putting him ahead of Teddy Sheringham, Louis Saha and Roy Keane.
Rashford is Red.