Marcus Rashford was up to his usual tricks for Manchester United on Wednesday night.
The England sensation is enjoying the most bountiful season of his professional career and opening the scoring against Crystal Palace moved him to 22 goals in all competitions.
It was vital that the Red Devils took three points from Selhurst Park after their top four rivals Leicester City secured a 2-0 win over Sheffield United just hours before kick off.
Crystal Palace 0-2 Man Utd
United's heart-breaking 2-2 draw against Southampton, which saw them concede a 96th-minute equaliser, has upped the pressure in their hunt for a Champions League place.
And although some VAR decisions went in their favour during a tense game in south London, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men once again allowed their attack to do the talking in a 2-0 victory.
Anthony Martial was the man who put the game beyond doubt in the 78th minute with a cool finish past Vicente Guaita after one of the finest displays of what has become known as 'Oleball'.
Rashford scores a brilliant goal
However, Rashford's aforementioned strike wasn't far behind in terms of quality and it gave Patrick van Aanholt an all-too brutal lesson on why you should keep calm in the penalty area.
After receiving the ball from Bruno Fernandes, Rashford had the Palace defence on strings by leading them towards the left, before quickly reversing the ball to the right at the last minute.
Not only did it have Van Aanholt doing the splits, but it also ensured that Guaita was poised to dive the other way and thus made it incredibly easy for Rashford to stroke the ball home.
Scoring just a few seconds before half-time is always a massive boost for a team, never mind when so much is on the line and Rashford's passion at having found the net was clear to see.
What did Rashford say afterwards?
In fact, the on-pitch microphones, unhindered by any crowd noise, seemed to pick up Rashford's immediate reaction to the goal and many United fans are convinced it was rather X-rated.
Clips of Rashford shouting after the goal have gone viral on both Twitter and Reddit, claiming that he shouted 'YESSSSSSS, F*CK OFF!' to the tune of thousands of retweets and 'likes'.
Could it be? Well, we'll let you be the judges by checking out the footage down below:
GIVEMESPORT's Kobe Tong says
To be honest, I think this is a classic case of the human brain preempting what's going to be said because you've been told in advance, right or wrong, so you therefore hear what you expect.
Stick with me, it's hard to explain in writing, but I also heard 'f*** off' on first viewing.
As soon as somebody suggested it might be 'football', though, as a declaration of United's style of play, then Rashford supposedly swearing becomes a little less clear.
I'm probably in the 'football' camp, but it's clear that thousands of people think 'f*** off' is what came out of his mouth regardless of whether it's an auditory trick or not.
Either way, though, just because Rashford is the saint and national treasure he is, it doesn't mean he isn't allowed to swear from time to time and frankly, it would be understandable after that beautiful goal.
And even if he didn't say it, putting Van Aanholt on the ground like that was pretty much the footballing definition of 'f*** off'. We've all been there, Patrick, we've all been there.
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