3 Key Notes From Manchester United 1 Aston Villa 0
Manchester United confirmed struggling Aston Villa’s relegation with a 1-0 win last night, and while that ended a very important week for the Red Devils, it was far from satisfying. Villa have, by far been one of the worst sides in Premier League history, and the Old Trafford faithful wanted the home team to give them a proper thumping. Instead, a solo Marcus Rashford goal was all that they got in return, and although the team played well, we could have dropped points if Rudy Gestede’s well-taken volley would have been placed 3 inches inside the post or if Daley Blind wouldn’t have put in an exceptional challenge towards the end of the match. Uninspired as it was, here are the 3 things we can take away from the game:
1. Marcus Rashford is THE man
7 goals in 11 games, ending Man City and Arsenal’s title hopes, knocking West Ham out of the FA Cup and Midtjylland out of Europa League as well as relegating Villa — Rashford certainly seems to be the man for the big occasions. Yesterday, he again showed why he is being talked about so much, by timing his run to perfection in order to free himself from his marker Kyle Walker and finish coolly from Valencia’s cut-back. He also frequently shifted wide out to stretch the defenders and was essentially the focal point of United’s attack. More power to you, boy!