Manchester United fans were thrilled with Marcus Rashford‘s impressive performance against Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday evening.
Supporters were surprised to see Zlatan Ibrahimovic benched against Antonio Conte’s men but Mourinho revealed he was too tired to play a starting role, with the Englishman leading the side forward.
He played a vital role at Old Trafford, giving United the lead in just seven minutes of the first-half after running in behind David Luiz to finish off a brilliant pass from Ander Herrera.
Here’s what fans on social media had to say about Rashford’s performance.
RASHFORD MY BOY!
— Hayles (@Hayles_101) April 16, 2017
Big challenge for Rashford today and he has done well so far. Stretching Chelsea far more than Zlatan would / could.
— Mark Ogden (@MarkOgden_) April 16, 2017
Rashford is the future
— Awesome Sirwise 🇬🇭 (@SirwiseOne) April 16, 2017
Rashford really is the real deal deserves more playing time
— Daryl Vas (@Daryl_Vas) April 16, 2017
Rashford could lead our line for years to come. Imagine what he could be like at 22
— A.M (@ManUtdYeezy) April 16, 2017
He’s been exceptional this season and while he has been forced to play out wide, Rashford has proven he has what it takes to lead the side once Ibrahimovic decides to take his career elsewhere.
It’s hard to believe the 19-year-old is only at the start of his career at Old Trafford as it’s scary to think about how good he can go on to become under the Portuguese boss.
Hopes are he has some more opportunities to play up front as he deserves to be playing in his natural position, as we saw against Chelsea.