Manchester United are getting closer to the Champions League spot for next season after grabbing all 3 points against city rivals, Manchester City yesterday. Thanks to teenage sensation, Marcus Rashford, whose lone goal was enough to hand the Red Devils a hard-fought victory. The 6th placed team are just 1 point behind the Noisy Neighbouring currently occupying the last Champions League spot. Despite what has been an off and on season for United in terms of overall quality, the discovery of Rashford is definitely a highlight.
The injury to Rooney and Martial prior to the 2nd leg of the Europa League game against FC Midtjylland afforded the 18-year-old an opportunity to shine. He grabbed it with both hands (both legs?), scored a brace and has since become one of the highly-rated youngsters in the world of football at the moment. His brace against Arsenal in his debut EPL game and start further proved he wasn’t just another flash in the pan. The City faithful would be in the best position to assert that after they watched him made mess of veteran Demichelis before slotting in the winner past a helpless Joe Hart.
Becoming the youngest player to score in the city Derby, he has also set another “record” due to his heroics. Marcus is now the only player out of any who has scored 3 or more league goals this season with the best and highest conversion rate at 60%.
Of players to score 3 or more PL goals this season, Marcus Rashford (60%) has the best conversion rate.
Ben McAleer (@BenMcAleer1)
12:32 PM – 21 Mar 2016
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