Like in the first leg, it was Marcus Rashford who was at the center of the all good things United did offensively. His reputation and stature is shooting through the roof and will be key in the Final in Stockholm in a fortnight’s time.
It was Rashford’s inch perfect goal at the far post for Fellaini that helped United gain the lead just 17 minutes in the game. The goal helped United gain a steady footing in the game. Going forward, Rashford caused Celta all sorts of trouble and was times double teamed. It’s a testament to the talent and hard work of the teenager.
He seemed to get past his marker at will and most of the times if not all picked out the right pass. His pace, trickery, and intelligence troubled Celta not only on the night but all throughout the tie. It always seemed likely that if and should United get the second goal, it would have been through Rashford, directly or indirectly.
The second half saw him skip past physical tackles and challenges on the edge of the box and burst into it. Yes, he could have gone for a low finish but his attempted dink was straight at the advancing Sergio Alvarez. He was always ready to use his pace to get in behind the Celta defense and was called offside a number of times all through the night.
Rashford’s directness was effective yet again as his flick carved out a decent amount of space. The positivity offered by Rashford is almost as vital as the goals scored by him. Always on the move and looking for his goal, Rashford will be a handful for the Ajax defense in the final at Stockholm in a fortnight’s time.