PL X Rashford

The weekend saw the return of the English Premier League, and it started as I am sure it will go on.

Not only that but the return of the Premier League sees the introduction of the new feature here at DF HQ, the PL X series.

One of THE biggest talking points of the opening weekend was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United side beating Frank Lampard’s Chelsea in what was the Englishmans first competitive game in charge.

During the 4-0 thrashing of Chelsea at Old Trafford, United’s front two of Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford performed at close to their full potential. They alternated perfectly between each other and covered each others position.

Marcus Rashford is the player that impressed us most here at Dawson Football. The young English talent showed his scoring touch once again, grabbing two of the four goals. The first from the penalty spot following a clumsy challenge from Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma.

The penalty was cool, calm and collected as you’d expect from the forward but it’s his second goal that really got the critics purring.

After Martial had put United two in front, it took just two minutes for Rashford to put United out of reach and give them a great start to the season.

Paul Pogba played an outstanding pass from his own half that bypassed both Chelsea’s midfield and defence that Rashford latched on to, with an almost perfect touch putting the ball in the perfect place for him to despatch it past Kepa in the Blues goal.

Even with the experienced Chelsea skipper, Cesar Azpilicueta, on his back Rashford looked like a veteran in the striking game as the ball was slotted underneath Kepa.

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In a new feature for the season, I spoke to Manchester United fan and friend of DF, Alex Dawson, to get his views on just how good Rashford was.

“I thought Marcus played well, as always he was quick and sharp and always looking to get into space beyond the defence.

This season the team will rely on his output much more with the departure of Romelu Lukaku and this new system that Ole is implementing plays to his strengths and should hopefully help him to have his most productive campaign to date.”

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