Marcus Rashford.

Five in a row for Rashford

Tuesday 27 December 2022 20:49

Marcus Rashford was challenged to hit 20 Premier League goals this season by manager Erik ten Hag and the Manchester United forward responded with the opener against Nottingham Forest.

The England international, fresh from netting three times for his country at the World Cup, bagged a beautiful solo effort against Burnley in the Carabao Cup last time out, upon his return to domestic action.

He followed it up with a superbly worked opener against Nottingham Forest as the Premier League resumed at Old Trafford on a rain-soaked night in Manchester.


In the 19th minute, Christian Eriksen's clever corner from the right picked Rashford out in space inside the box to rifle, first time, past Wayne Hennessey.

The strike means the homegrown star has scored in each of his last five outings at the Theatre of Dreams, beginning with an effort against Sheriff Tiraspol in October. Strikes have followed in the matches with West Ham United, Aston Villa, Burnley and now Forest.

Rashford's goal was his fifth of the league campaign, his 10th in all competitions for the Reds, from 21 games overall. This is double his tally from last term and he was soon assisting the second of the night, chopping the ball back and laying it into the path of Anthony Martial to make it 2-0.

The no.10 continued to threaten the Forest defence after making such a fine impression and really looking the part, as United ran out 3-0 victors with Fred also on the scoresheet late on.