Marcus Rashford is back on form for Manchester United, scoring two goals in the team’s demolition of Arsenal at the weekend.
Rashford’s goals came in a central role when he was able to use his pace to get behind the Arsenal defence, and were reminiscent of his performance against RB Leipzig in 2020 when he scored his one and only hat-trick for the club.
Former Arsenal star Ian Wright has admitted he is glad to see Rashford playing like this, even if it makes his fearful when supporting the opponents.
He told the Wrighty’s House podcast that Rashford ‘looks reborn’ after finding his form for Manchester United over the past month.
‘Marcus Rashford looks unstoppable’
Wright said: “Looking at Manchester United, in the current climate, you don’t want those players to get confidence.
“But Rashford looks reborn, he’s putting the pot on the fire because he’s ready to cook. In that instance [running through on goal], he looks unstoppable.
“The only thing that is going to stop him is if the pass isn’t good enough, or his touch isn’t good enough.
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“Both of the finishes got a little clip off somebody, but he’s getting the luck now. With his pace, he is [swearing] dangerous.”
Rashford has three goals for the season now, closing in on his paltry tally of five last year. When he scored against Liverpool he broke a goal drought of no competitive strikes since January. He also has two assists.
Getting back on the scoresheet was important, but to do it in big wins over Liverpool and Arsenal will make Rashford even happier, and it will help his England ambitions too.
His form last season was so poor that he was left out of the England squad, and could have no complaints.
Now he is in with a genuine chance of a recall when the Three Lions squad is announced for the UEFA Nations League games against Germany and Italy at the end of September.
There is more hard work to be done between now and then. After tonight’s Europa League game against Real Sociedad, United face Crystal Palace, Sheriff Tiraspol and then Leeds United.