Man United's Marcus Rashford is 'morphing into a playmaker without anyone really noticing'

Rashford is not just a goalscorer

Manchester United are back. 

Since the season restart, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side have won five of their six games, drawing the other. 

They've climbed up the Premier League table and now sit fifth, just one point behind Leicester City and two points behind third-placed Chelsea. 

If Manchester City's UEFA ban is upheld on Monday, United will qualify for the Champions League from fifth anyway. 

Considering where the team were just a few months ago, it's incredible to suggest now failing to reach Europe's premier competition next season will be a huge letdown. 

Much of United's success has been down to the fact that the goals have been flowing.

Many fans and pundits will point to January signing Bruno Fernandes being key to this brilliant run of form - but in fact, another playmaker has emerged at Man United - one very few would expect.  

Fernandes has been important to United's run

Forward Marcus Rashford. He has 15 Premier League goals this season - which is impressive alone - but a video has emerged that shows he is 'morphing into a playmaker without anyone really noticing'. 

Check it out below: 

That's certainly an interesting theory. But it's one the footage backs up.

Look how deep Rashford comes to collect the ball on numerous occasions before pushing forward with one aim - picking out a teammate. 

Most strikers are known to be selfish, but not Marcus. He always has his head up, looking for the best option to score. 

Rashford is a solid playmaker already

Sometimes it's him, of course, other times he'll look to find a teammate in a better position. Class. 

Rashford is showing football IQ well beyond his years - let's not forget - he's only 22. 

His playmaking statistics back up the theory too. In the 2019/20 season, he already has six assists to his name, while making 36 key passes with a pass accuracy of 78%. 

Rashford can score and assist

Considering Rashford is a young striker who bags well over 15 goals a season, the fact he's 'morphing into a playmaker' too is rather scary. 

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