Marcus Rashford turned into prime Ronaldinho during Man Utd 3-1 Brighton

For a change, Manchester United will be heading into an international break in rather upbeat spirits.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side produced a wonderful display today at home to Brighton to secure a 3-1 win and move up to seventh in the table – just one point behind Arsenal.

Andreas Pereira opened the scoring courtesy of a deflected shot off of Dale Stephens and Scott McTominay was on hand to make it 2-0 shortly after.

Brighton did pull one back late in the second half through Lewis Dunk, but Marcus Rashford scored almost straight after to seal the win.

And to cap off a wonderful individual display, the 22-year-old decided to turn into Ronaldinho for a brief moment, humiliating Davy Propper.


What a talent he is and if he’d scored, it would have been one of the goals of the season.

However, the Englishman will also be kicking himself that he didn’t add another goal to his tally moments before his outrageous piece of skill.

Daniel James put the ball on a plate for the United striker, but Rashford – with an open goal to aim at – somehow dragged his shot wide with his favoured right foot.

It will go down as one of the worst misses in Premier League history!


Oh, Marcus.

Thankfully for the 22-year-old, his miss did not cost the Red Devils and his overall performance against Brighton was top notch.

Rashford and Anthony Martial are starting to combine to devastating effect and with James’ blistering pace out wide, United have a very potent attacking trio.

Few players in the Premier League possess more natural talent and skill than Rashford and he finally seems to be rediscovering his best form.

If he can add a clinical streak to his game, he can still become one of football’s elite predators.

Just cut out the open goal misses, Marcus.

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