I wonder if “not pretty, but effective” can be the new Manchester United club motto. Judging by the last two performances, it would be hard to disagree with that statement when relating to United’s style of play right now.
While Jose Mourinho’s side were definitely not as hard to watch as their “performance” at Liverpool on Saturday, they were still fairly drab against Benfica, despite claiming an important 1-0 victory in Lisbon.
Once again, Marcus Rashford stole the show, with the youngster scoring the only goal of the game in a bizarre moment.
Benfica’s young goalkeeper Mile Svilar, who looked shaky all night, was spotted standing a long way out of his goal and Marcus Rashford, who was standing over a free kick some 40 yards out, decided to test the stopper. Svilar caught the ball but his momentum took him over the line and the referee blew for the goal.
Despite its strange nature, United fans were quick to praise Rashford and his clever thinking…
Unbelievable free-kick from Rashford! Poor goalkeeping, but massive hats off to Marcus for even attempting that. #MUFC
— Asif. (@Asif9707) October 18, 2017
Well it took our 19 yr old genius to come up with something a bit special and bit different
— Totally Man Utd™ (@TotallyMUFC) October 18, 2017
No coincidence Rashford has spent the second half putting crosses right at the keeper's line. And it paid off in the end. Brilliant spot
— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) October 18, 2017
Hahahahhahahahahaha!!!! Yesssssss!!! Rashford has been targeting that kid in net all night.
— Doc MUFC (@Doc_Joshi) October 18, 2017
— Laurie Hanna (@LaurieHanna) October 18, 2017
Rashford's Goal #mufc 1-0
100% He meant to do that. pic.twitter.com/KbzkwrMvYL
— @ManUtd_HQ (@ManUtd_HQ) October 18, 2017