Why Rashford is the king of late winners

Saturday 22 January 2022 18:07

Marcus Rashford's last-gasp winner against West Ham was the talk of the town on Saturday night.

Our no.10, on as a 62-minute substitute, was on hand to tap home Edinson Cavani's cross to score in the 93rd minute, sending Old Trafford into delirium as West Ham were beaten 1-0.

It was Rashford's second goal in two games after he also netted from the bench at Brentford in midweek.

Marcus is coming back into form at a great time and, where late goals are concerned, he has previous...

The ever-reliable Opta Joe Twitter account posted after the game that Marcus has now scored four winning goals for the Reds after the 90th minute in the Premier League.

That's twice as many as any other United player - and no-one has actually registered more stoppage-time winners in the competition's history.

Two of Rashford's dramatic strikes have now arrived at Old Trafford, although the celebrations were very different for the previous one.

Our no.10 fired home to beat Wolves in December 2020, in a match played behind closed doors - so while we're sure Reds all over the world went mad in their living rooms, there were no scenes of jubilation in the OT stands as we saw on Saturday.

Marcus also nabbed a 93rd-minute game-settler at Bournemouth in November 2018, in a dramatic match which swayed to and fro but was eventually won 2-1 by United.

Two years earlier, in August 2016, the then-teenager sparked incredible scenes in the away end at the KCOM Stadium, bundling home to ensure the Reds beat Hull 1-0.