Manchester United take on Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon aiming to prolong Manchester City’s wait to be awarded the Premier League crown.
The Red Devils currently sit second – 13 points behind their nearest rivals and could extend their wait for a few more days at least with a victory against Dean Smith’s men at Villa Park.
One man who could certainly help them do that is Marcus Rashford.
The academy graduate is currently in the midst of one of the most prolific seasons of his career having hit 20 goals in all competitions.
In fact, only Bruno Fernandes has managed to net more goals than the 23-year-old at Old Trafford this season.
It is not just in his goalscoring where Rashford has been impressive – he has also managed to chalk up 13 assists, too.
That form has certainly been appreciated by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who labelled the forward as “absolutely brilliant” after he scored his 50th Premier League goal in a 2-2 draw at Leicester City back in December.
Whilst Rashford has certainly been lethal throughout the current campaign, he also comes into the clash at Villa Park well rested.
Following the decision to postpone the Red Devils’ Premier League clash against Liverpool, it means that Rashford’s last league outing was the 0-0 stalemate against Leeds United two weeks ago.
In the time since, he has played in both UEFA Europa League matches versus AS Roma but only played a total of 93 minutes over each leg combined, having started on the bench in Italy.
So, having had time to recover ahead of what is a hectic schedule for the Red Devils, Rashford will certainly be aiming to continue his electric season at Villa Park.
With so many games, Solskjaer will have to manage his squad well but after Rashford is very well-rested.
The manager then, really must start him, get him back into rhythm and allow the Englishman to continue to flourish and hopefully for United, help earn his side another three points against Aston Villa.
AND in more news, the Red Devils need to secure a move for this Serie A star…