He Manchester Utd It is gradually returning to being one of the most competitive teams in Europe. They are in third position in the Premier League table, just five points behind the leaders, they will face Newcastle United in the Carabao Cup final and they have just drawn two goals with FC Barcelona in the round of 36 of the UEFA Europa League. And one of the reasons is the impressive irruption of Marcus Rashford.
The English striker is in sensational form. Despite the fact that his previous years were not positive at all, since Erik Ten Hag’s arrival on the bench, his evolution has been impressive to the point of becoming one of the best forwards in the world.
Marcus Rashford, the irruption of a star attacker
His numbers are sensational. He is the team’s top scorer with 22 goals in 35 games played in all competitions with an abysmal difference with the rest of his teammates. But his impact transcends his numbers.
Marcus Rashford has evolved in a sensational way compared to previous years. To his imbalance, power and speed he has added pause. The pause that his game needed to make better decisions in the last stretch of the field, be more influential -and conditioning- in the game and be more lethal in the final meters. He has become a footballer capable of carrying danger on the three lanes of the field and receiving both on foot and in space. A constant threat to rivals.
In the match against FC Barcelona he showed all his arsenal. He scored the first goal with a run into space and a sensational finish against Marc-André Ter Stegen (PHOTO) and was the one who set up Jules Koundé’s own goal.
Although we still cannot know how far he is capable of going, there is no doubt that Rashford has become one of the most unbalanced attackers in European football today.