Manchester United fans were delighted with Marcus Rashford‘s performance during their side’s FA Cup final win over Crystal Palace on Saturday.
The 18-year-old, once again, was a force in attack – this time in the biggest game of his life to date – against a Palace side that struggled to deal with his mazy runs until he was forced off through injury in the second half.
Supporters were quick to heap praise on Rashford:
Does anything faze Rashford? The bigger the occasion, the more fearless he becomes….
— Adam Crafton (@AdamCrafton_) May 21, 2016
Rashford is something special no lie
— Gerald (@TheAccusedDiver) May 21, 2016
This Rashford boy is a bit special
— Ayo (@ayodejikerl) May 21, 2016
I'll like to apologise for ever saying Rashford shouldn't be called up for England
— Santos Beckham (@LostComposure) May 21, 2016
The FA Cup final is an event that often overwhelms. Managers are hesitant to throw inexperienced heads into such a cauldron of noise and pressure. Rashford, however, just three months into his United career, stepped onto Wembley’s hallow turf and gave a masterclass.
His vicious pace and deftness of touch made mincemeat of an otherwise solid Palace defence, and his injury massively thwarted United’s momentum.
On such a big stage, the youngster delivered. And as United prepare for better things next season, Rashford’s future at the club looks massively promising.