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Watch: Marcus Rashford Shows Remarkable Composure To Send Man Utd To EL Semis

Watch: Marcus Rashford Shows Remarkable Composure To Send Man Utd To EL Semis

Manchester United needed a hero in the Europa League on Thursday night, and if one man was going to step up and be counted, it was Marcus Rasford.

Following a blistering performance against Chelsea last weekend he was given the start once again by Jose Mourinho and looked the liveliest player on the pitch throughout against Anderlecht.

After Zlatan Ibrahimovic picked up what looked like a very nasty injury as the full-time whistle blew, there would have been extra pressure on Rashford to deliver in extra-time, but you wouldn't have known that judging by the way he took his chance when it game.

After a knock-down from Marouane Fellaini, Rashford flicked a beautiful little turn to generate space and get his shot away.

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A special talent. What a turn that was.

If Ibrahimovic does indeed miss the next few matches as it appears he will, Mourinho will need Rashford to get the goals to secure Champions League football next season, be that via the Premier League or the Europa League.

He's hitting form at just the right time in that regard, but it's remarkable how at 19 years old he's the Manchester United player who looks to have that spark to make something happen when it's starting to look hopeless.

[via r/soccer]

Mikey Traynor

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