Video of Marcus Rashford using his shooting technique for Man Utd and England


It's been an incredible week for Marcus Rashford.

Although his entire Manchester United career has been something of a fairytale, he propelled himself to new heights with his winning penalty against Paris Saint-Germain.

It was a comeback so impressive that it made Champions League history and their 3-1 victory in the French capital ensured their progression to the quarter-finals.

Rashford experienced a slow start to his fourth season in the United first-team, but has looked reinvigorated under the guidance of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Barring an unprecedented collapse in his form, Rashford will produce his highest goal-scoring tally for the club this season and has enjoyed his exposure in the number nine position.

Rashford in brilliant form 

Solskjaer believes there are still improvements to be made in his poacher-instincts, but the 21-year-old is proving himself as an incredible reliable striker.

And one of the biggest drives behind his success has been his shooting technique.

It's a statement that seemingly goes without saying, only Rashford has a very distinct method of shooting and supporters are starting to pick up on it more and more.


Rashford seems to use a combination of his laces and in-step to create movement in the ball, similar to the way Cristiano Ronaldo strikes his 'knuckle-ball' free-kicks.

Now, Rashford has provided plenty of evidence to create a video and Squawka have obliged, compiling occasions where he's used the technique as well as some interesting analysis.

They identify how Rashford used it score his penalty, while 'assisting' Romelu Lukaku's second goal, during the Colombia penalty shootout and with his screamer against Costa Rica.

It shows how the United forward 'hyper extends his knee and opens his foot to conjure wobbling' - check out the full video down below: 

Take a bow, Marcus.

It speaks volumes that a player so young has been able curate his own special technique, allowing him to fool goalkeepers from long-range and make no mistake from the penalty spot.

Rashford has previously cited Ronaldo's influence on his free-kick taking, although there seems to be a few subtle difference in the younger player's approach.

Either way you look at it though, it's working an absolute treat for Rashford and opposition goalkeepers will have to do their research before the season is out.  

Paris Saint-Germain v Manchester United - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg

However, as previously mentioned, it might not necessarily help him out when the ball breaks in the penalty area, as Solskjaer explained to the press this week.

"Rashy's goals sometimes are worldies and he does have a sensational strike of the ball," the United boss explained.

"But you see the change in Cristiano's goals from when he was young to now, he scores more from inside the box and that's what Rashy has to improve as well."

How many goals do you think Rashford will score this season? Have your say in the comments section below.

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