Marcus Rashford celebrates after scoring against Newcastle.

Rashford crowned MOTM against Newcastle

Thursday 03 January 2019 00:34

Marcus Rashford was crowned Manchester United's Man of the Match against Newcastle after providing a crucial contribution in a 2-0 victory.

The young forward's fierce free-kick was spilled by Magpies goalkeeper Martin Dubravka, allowing Romelu Lukaku to tap in the opener, before Rashford himself found the net with a composed finish late on.

United's no.10 was nominated as star man by MUTV pundits Ron Atkinson and Kevin Moran — along with Victor Lindelof and Juan Mata — and took the prize with 66 per cent of the public vote.
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It's the first time Rashford has won the award this season and continues an impressive run of form, as he acknowledged he's playing arguably the best football of his career.

"I think my consistency is something I've wanted to improve for the last few years," he told MUTV. "It's okay have a good game every now and then but you want consistency. At this club, that's what you need, because we need to be winning every game."
Indeed, Rashford has now been directly involved in 10 goals in his past nine matches in all competitions, with five goals and five assists.

He made the most sprints (23), had the most shots (7) and efforts on target (4) of any player on either side against Newcastle, also recording United's top speed (33.36 km/h) and a 95 per cent pass completion rate in the opposition half.

Here's to more of the same!

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