Manchester United couldn’t have started the English Premier League in finer fashion than on Sunday, thrashing West Ham United 4-0 in front of their own fans at Old Trafford.
It was a day that United’s new signings Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic grabbed the headlines with supreme performances but the truth is Jose Mourinho’s men throughout the team were excellent, with some of the club’s homegrown talent shining just as brightly.
Many of the plaudits went to young Marcus Rashford, the 19-year-old was a constant threat throughout the match until he was eventually replaced by Anthony Martial.
It was Rashford who provided the assist for Lukaku’s opener, his neat little through ball bamboozling the Hammers defence.
The teenager also went mighty close to grabbing a goal for himself after creating space in the box and unleashing a fierce shot that beat Joe Hart before cannoning off the inside of the post.
If he can produce these kind of performances on a consistent basis then he’s going to have quite the season.
Manchester United fans were delighted with his impact and took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the performance…
Watching this and starting to feel like Rashford is underrated #MUNWHU
— 🐉 (@BlackFigarros) August 13, 2017
Rashford is so underrated..
— Alexis Wifi (@AlexisWifi) August 13, 2017
Rashford is just superb in my eyes
— HOJ (@HOjames) August 13, 2017
What a difference matic has made and as for Rashford he was outstanding & deserves all the plaudits that should come his way.
— @thecraig (@kugatime50) August 13, 2017
Martial did well when he came on but it was easier as the game had opened up. Rashford was outstanding right up until he came off
— Michael Barton (@mrmichaelbarton) August 13, 2017
Rashford was excellent today. That pass for Lukaku's first 👌🏻
— Martyn Thomas (@MCThomasSport) August 13, 2017
— Brett (@599bt) August 13, 2017
Rashford was brilliant today so there is no reason to bench him for Martial next game tbh. But I think Martial impressed José, that's good
— Jakob (@TimboPocket) August 14, 2017