Heading into the game against Benfica, Manchester United wonder kid Marcos Rashford knew that this was a big moment for him to shine. After a decent start to the season, Rashford wanted to seize this opportunity in a big match away from home to finally cement his place in the starting XI.
As it turned out, Rashford proved to be the match winner as he scored an audacious free kick that caught the keeper off guard. His wonder strike proved to be the difference as United edged the game 1-0 and took a big step towards qualifying for the group stages.
Earlier on in the game, Rashford sent social media into meltdown after he beat the Benfica defender and comprehensively nutmegged him.
Marcus Rashford, gostaria de saber se o menino Douglas "melhor do tuíter está bem"? pic.twitter.com/vEY0e6mabI
— Liberta Depre (@liberta__depre) October 18, 2017
The United fans could not have enough of him as Rashford brought back memories of a certain CR7 gliding along the wings for Manchester United.
Rashford will now surely be in Jose’s thoughts as he looks towards the weekend. Will United looking in good form, Rashford will look to cement his place in the starting XI as he will want to give himself the best possible opportunity to make the Word Cup squad.