Marouane Fellaini and Marcus Rashford handed place in Garth Crooks’ BBC ‘Team of the Week’

by Leo Nieboer

Marouane Fellaini and Marcus Rashford have all been handed a place in Garth Crooks’ BBC ‘Team of the Week’ after starring in Manchester United’s 4-0 win over Crystal Palace over the weekend.

The Belgian, having missed the midweek win over CSKA Moscow through injury, produced a powerful performance in midfield alongside Nemanja Matic and netted goals either side of half time.

And Rashford, in response to Anthony Martial‘s scintillating display in Moscow, claimed two assists of his own and bulled Joel Ward all afternoon.

In response, the pair have been awarded with a place in Crooks’ BBC ‘Team of the Week’.



Perhaps the most crucial difference from last season isn’t necessarily the goals, but rather who is contributing to Man United’s success in front of goal.

Everybody is getting involved going forward. Rashford has been directly involved in eight goals in ten games, while Fellaini has the same number of goals as Alexandre Lacazette.

Romelu Lukaku has, of course, dominated the goalscoring charts, accounting for a third of United’s tally so far this season, but his success doesn’t tell you the whole story. Ten different players have already found the net, including the likes of Antonio Valencia and Eric Bailly.

Put simply, there is a genuine appetite for creating chances and finishing them at Old Trafford this season, and supporters will just hope it continues.

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