Marcus Rashford produced one of the best individual performances from a Manchester United player this season against Tottenham.

He was the difference maker as United won 2-1 to move into sixth place.

Every time he got the ball he looked to make something happen and Tottenham grew increasingly fearful of him.

Rashford scored in the sixth minute, firing a powerful shot in at the near post, before winning a penalty and then scoring it early into the second.

As always, he could have had more, flashing a free-kick just wide and rattling the crossbar with a long range effort.

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Why it was so impressive

Rashford looked a step ahead of every other player on the pitch. Playing out wide, he found space with ease and took advantage of it.

But what made this so impressive was that he did it without Anthony Martial.

 

Rashford really struggled without the Frenchman earlier in the season. This time Solskjaer decided to put Mason Greenwood up front with him, and it made all the difference.

This was a statement performance from Rashford, who is now up to 12 goals this season for United in all competitions.

And once again, these goals came in a big game. He is proving himself a player United can rely on in crucial matches.

His all round performance was truly eye catching, and doing it against his former boss Jose Mourinho was even more impressive.

‘Unplayable’ was the word many United fans used to describe Rashford’s performance…

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