Marcus Rashford's record against the Premier League 'big six' for Manchester United is incredible
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Marcus Rashford’s record against the other Premier League ‘big six’ sides is incredible.
Having scored three goals this season against Arsenal and Liverpool, Rashford is proving once again this season that he is a man who can be depended on when the goals are needed against these big sides.
Rashford has a total of 23 goals against said teams, also providing nine assists in his career so far, too.
No player has been involved in more goals against the big six for Manchester United since his debut in February 2016.
Marcus Rashford has scored some incredible goals against Chelsea. One specific one springs to mind; a goal that came in a cup match against the Blues at Stamford Bridge.
It was 30 October 2019, and United were drawing 1-1 with Chelsea in the Carabao Cup round of 16 thanks to a Rashford penalty, and the English forward placed the ball for a 30-yard free kick.
Absolutely smacking the ball, it rocketed into the top left corner, swerving left and right on the way, and the goal resulted in United knocking Chelsea out of the competition.
He has scored a total of 5 goals against the Blues, also registering three assists, and has generally been a terror threat against them.
Marcus Rashford against Manchester City is a tailor made story.
His first goal against the Blue Moon club is arguably one of the most famous in his career, coming at the age of just 18 years old.
After announcing himself to the world stage with four goals in his first two games, Rashford and United drove across town to the Etihad, with Louis van Gaal’s men in desperate need of a victory.
At 16 minutes, Rashford received the ball around 25-yards from goal, and after sitting defender Martin Demichelis on the floor, he ran through to slot the ball past Joe Hart in an eventual 1-0 victory.
He has a total of four goals against the Citizens, and in his time has also registered one assist.
The Gunners have been Marcus Rashford’s most recent victims. On Sunday afternoon, Rashford scored two goals against them in a 3-1 victory, also providing an assist to Antony for his debut goal.
This is the second time that Rashford has scored a brace against Arsenal, with the previous occasion coming on his Premier League debut.
After scoring two goals on his full debut in the Europa League the Thursday before, on 29 February Rashford followed this up with two goals on his Premier League debut against Arsene Wenger’s men in a famous fixture.
He has also collected four assists against the Gunners during his time at the club.
Marcus Rashford has scored more goals against Liverpool than against any other side.
So often when he plays the Merseyside Reds he scores, and has played some absolutely fantastic matches against them.
A brace against them in March 2018 is by far the most famous example, with one goal in particular standing out.
After being fed through via a Romelu Lukaku header, the young winger used his pace to get one side round defender Trent Alexander-Arnold before chopping the ball to completely fool the defender and smacking the ball past Loris Karius to open the scoring.
He scored a similar bending goal off the left hand side later in the half as well, and United went on to become 2-1 victors in the fixture.
He has scored a total of six goals against Liverpool, also providing one assist.
Although yet to register an assist against Tottenham, Rashford has scored four past the Lilywhites in his career so far.
In January 2019, when Tottenham were looking a great side under Mauricio Pochettino, United travelled to their temporary ground in Wembley, with many fearing a battering.
However, Rashford, late in the first half, was found after a lovely ball from Paul Pogba, and a fairly audacious effort from the right hand edge of the area found the bottom left corner and United eventually saw out a 1-0 away victory thanks to Rashford’s goal and some David de Gea heroics.
Rashford has also scored some incredibly important goals in Europe, too.
A winning penalty against PSG in the Champions League round of 16 in Paris, a late winner against Anderlecht in the Europa League, another late winning goal against PSG in the Champions League group stage, a stunning free-kick in the Europa League knockout rounds against Celta Vigo… The list goes on.
Although Rashford’s form has been poor in recent seasons, many will hope that under Erik ten Hag he can once again get back to his scintillating best.
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