Manchester United have not honestly had the best season so far. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first full campaign was one of ups and downs and every bright moment appeared marred by some blemish or the other, usually with regard to dismal losses and opportunities to make a serious top-four dash lost.
However, when the side faced off against Norwich City and emerged with a convincing 4-0 win, some semblance of balance was restored.
Heading into the fixture, there were many who were genuinely questioning United’s ability to take away points from the game, having already embarrassed themselves against AFC Bournemouth and Watford.
However, the win was a convincing one, and the mood at the camp can perhaps be best illustrated by a standout Marcus Rashford moment.
In a spell of utter visual delight, Rashford pulled off an elastico, confounding two Norwich City defenders.
This was latched on to by supporters on Twitter, who went on to even poke fun and scold the young forward for his ruthlessness.
100% skills pic.twitter.com/hH3Fte7LVZ
— Rashford FR (@RashfordFCMUTD) January 11, 2020
This swagger enables the academy graduate to operate with the ease with which he has been all season, even during the drought spell.
It is only with such a brand of confidence that Rashford has been able to maintain this incredible tally, having already netted 19 goals in all competitions so far this season after Saturday’s brace.
The skill displayed was not an isolated incident, with the Englishman notorious for such act elsewhere too and repeatedly at that. It has certainly come to be viewed as a feature of his playing style itself.
Now, Rashford must ensure that this consistency carries on. After 200 games for United, the youngster still has a lot to do and a long way to go, still only 22 years of age.
If continued to be nurtured properly, the history books are clearly awaiting the starlet.