Man Utd's Marcus Rashford has a brilliant record against the Premier League top six

Marcus Rashford scored the opening goal in Saturday's Manchester derby

Marcus Rashford is enjoying the best season of his Manchester United career.

Following a slow start to the 2019/20 campaign, the Englishman has exploded into life under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Rashford has now scored 13 goals in his last 14 games for United and England, including three strikes against Spurs and Manchester City last week.

The 22-year-old has already scored 10 Premier League goals this season, matching his previous highest tally in a single campaign.

He is finally fulfilling his enormous potential on a consistent basis and Rashford has quietly become one of the most decisive big game players in English football.

In his five seasons in the United first team, Rashford has already scored 14 goals against the Premier League's top six.

To put that figure into context, Manchester City star Raheem Sterling has only managed 13 goals against the same opponents in his nine seasons of action.

Well played, Marcus!

In the aftermath of United's 2-1 win away at Man City, Solskjaer has likened Rashford to Red Devils legend Cristiano Ronaldo.

"It's very easy to compare the two of them [Rashford and Ronaldo], yes," Solskjaer said. "Both with skills, body shape, attitude, attributes and everything. The boy has every chance in the world to become a top, top player. Let's hope he continues like this."

ANALYSIS

GIVEMESPORT'S Danny Ryan says:

Rashford celebrates vs Man City

Rashford's upturn in form has unsurprisingly coincided with his return to the left wing.

As a striker tasked with being the focal point of attack, he is often unable to do what he does best - make opposing full-backs look like idiots.

The freedom of the left flank is what he needs and comparisons with Ronaldo are certainly warranted at this moment in time.

In fact, the comparisons in are uncanny. The pace, the fancy flicks, the devastating shooting technique, it's all there.

Do I think Rashford can match Ronaldo in terms of goals? Probably not. However, he has the talent and 'wow factor' to emulate the impact the Portuguese used to have on games in a United shirt.

In my opinion, Rashford's goal target for this season should be at least 25 in all competitions and he can then build from there.

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