Manchester United fans praise “genius” Marcus Rashford in Benfica victory

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…