Marcus Rashford puts Man United 1-0 up with stunning 25-yard strike against Arsenal
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Marcus Rashford opened the scoring for Manchester United against Arsenal with a stunning goal coming off the left flank.
The England international has been in devastating form this season, particularly since returning from an impressive World Cup tournament with the Three Lions in Qatar.
And he continued that excellent goalscoring run by putting United 1-0 up at the Emirates with a bit of individual brilliance.
In the 17th minute, United regained possession and Rashford destroyed Thomas Partey with a filthy nutmeg.
He then cut inside from the left and let rip from distance, with the sublime strike flying past Aaron Ramsdale in the Arsenal goal and into the bottom corner.
MARCUS RASHFORD! What a goal this is! 🤯 pic.twitter.com/5NqKfKZrxF— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) January 22, 2023
It was a knuckleball-like technique from Rashford, who celebrated with his usual gesture of pointing to his head.
But United's lead didn't last long as the league leaders levelled matters seven minutes later through Eddie Nketiah.
After some slick football down the left flank, Granit Xhaka whipped in a glorious cross to the far post and the striker nipped in ahead of the sleeping Aaron Wan-Bissaka to head home past David de Gea.
Bukayo Saka completed the turnaround for Arsenal in the second half with a similarly stunning long-range effort.
Rashford, meanwhile, is on 17 goals in all competitions for the season and nine have come since club football returned at the back-end of December.
A BRILLIANT header from Eddie Nketiah after some slick football from Arsenal 💥 pic.twitter.com/u5pHrGuEBq— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) January 22, 2023
Lacking in confidence, he found the net just five times last term and looked a shadow of his former self.
But Rashford has been reborn under Erik ten Hag, who has made him his main man in attack.
And former Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder Emmanuel Petit believes he's benefitted from the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo.
“Ten Hag is taking the first steps to rebuilding Manchester United and the players have responded well," he told ICE 36.
“The best example of this is Rashford. For the last two seasons, he has performed like a shadow of himself, but since Ronaldo left the club, he can't stop scoring.
“Do you think that is a coincidence? I don’t think so."
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