Rashford wins Premier League Goal of the Month

Friday 12 April 2024 13:00

Marcus Rashford has won the Premier League's Goal of the Month award, for his woodwork-rattling effort in March's Manchester derby.

The Wythenshawe-born forward's sixth career goal in the fixture was arguably his best yet in a United shirt, as he struck the ball past Ederson from 25 yards, after great hold-up play by Bruno Fernandes.

Unfortunately, it was not enough to give United derby joy, as City came roaring back in the second half to win 3-1, courtesy of Phil Foden's double and a late Erling Haaland strike.

But Marcus was a worthy recipient of the league's monthly goal prize, claiming it for the first time in his eight-year senior Reds tenure.

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It's the 10th time a Red has come out on top since the prize was introduced in 2016, and Rashford is the eighth different player from United to win.

The 26-year-old has also helped us to set a new record, as we've become the first club to have four separate victors in the same season.

Chelsea, on their way to winning the title in 2016/17, and West Ham, in 2020/21, had both previously managed to have three in one term.

Bruno Fernandes volleyed home Jonny Evans's pass at Burnley in September, for a winning strike the Portuguese has named as his Premier League best for United.

That may have changed after his stunner against Liverpool last Sunday, a goal that will surely be given a nod in April's nominations.

It will take a worldie to shift Alejandro Garnacho's overhead kick at Everton in November from first to second in his all-time list, and the strike that silenced Goodison Park is surely still the overwhelming favourite to win Goal of the Season.

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Marcus’s missile at Man City

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Kobbie Mainoo may have something to say about that, as his maiden top-flight goal settled a 4-3 stormer at Wolves in February.

His curler - reminiscent of Federico Macheda's famous winner to beat Aston Villa in 2009 - against Liverpool at the weekend wasn't bad either, and that may be battling it out with Bruno to give us a third consecutive winner next month.

That feat has never been managed before, with this back-to-back success only the second after Wolves' Jonny and Matheus Nunes were the final two winners in 2022/23.

It may not have been United's most successful season in the division, but we've certainly scored some incredibly memorable goals!


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