Marcus Rashford just scored one of the best goals of his career so far, he’s unstoppable right now

Marcus Rashford is in the form of his life right now.

The 25-year-old forward, who struggled for long spells for boyhood club Manchester United last season, appears to have gained some much-needed confidence in recent months.

And just days after returning from this winter’s World Cup in Qatar, the England international scored a superb solo effort during Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup clash with Burnley.

Rashford took the ball into his own half before driving through the Clarets defence. Then, after running at least 40 yards, he went past Jordan Beyer before slotting home a powerful effort.

How good was that? The goal was even compared to Ryan Giggs’ famous solo effort against Arsenal that FA Cup semi-final.

See how the fans reacted to the goal.

One said: “Excellent from Rashford. Best work ever from the right,” while another commented: “Bappe will have to come here if he wants to play with Rashford’s idol I’m afraid.”

A third wrote: “Nothing makes me happier than Marcus Rashford playing like he’s happy and enjoying himself. For a club that has lacked characters that fans can relate to in recent years, it matters.”

Christian Eriksen opened the scoring for Erik ten Hag’s side in their Carabao Cup last-16 tie on Wednesday night after some great play from Aaron Wan-Bissaka down the right.

United continued to dominate the Championship leaders before Rashford’s superb effort doubled their lead.

As previously mentioned, it’s been an impressive few months for Rashford and earlier this week, he was rewarded with a one-year contract extension along with Fred, Diogo Dalot and Luke Shaw.

Earlier this month, United manager Ten Haag said he was one of the best in the world.

“From the very first moment, I recognized enormous potential,” he said. “And now to go beyond the possibilities, I think when Marcus’ position is at the back of the defensive line, there is hardly a better player in the world.

“There is Mbappe at the moment, a guy like him, but when he [Marcus] he gets into that position, he’s great and you see he’s really improved out of possession as well.”

Image credit: Alamy
Image credit: Alamy

Ten Haag added: “One of the first things I told him was to come to training and smile.

“We bring him drills that we hope bring the players joy. They have to be effective, but they have to be happy, and that gives you energy when you’re happy. When you see the benefit of that, you can be happy.

“In fact, Marcus was one from the start who came to Carrington with a smile and left with a smile day after day. And, from the very first moment, it was a real pleasure to work with him. I recognize his talent and the finishing talent [is] large.

“For example, the header against West Ham United, I don’t think he scores goals like that very often. But he invests in it, I pushed him a bit, he worked with our specific coaches on it, to finish with headers and then you see that he had the benefit of it.

So when I say he’s the one who plays on the shoulder from the defensive line, you make sure you get into situations like that and he’s really hard to stop.”

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