Manchester United pulled one on their arch-rivals Liverpool in the North West Derby last Saturday, after a Marcus Rashford brace in the first half gave a 4-point cushion to the Red Devils at the second spot in the Premier League table.
And though the young lad was cheered once he left the field, many have fired shots at manager, Jose Mourinho, regarding the 20-year-old’s lack of regular game-time.
The high-profile fixture was Rashford’s first start of 2018, after he was demoted to the bench following a poor run of play towards the end of last year.
The situation is actually more worrying because of the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia, as the lack of regular action could possibly see the United man get dropped for the global event.
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Furthermore, there were some suggestions tossed earlier that the forward might need to leave Mourinho’s shadow in order to get more action on-field.
But as per Manchester United’s digital journalist, Mark Froggatt, the truth of the matter is far from the outlined reality.
In fact, in actuality, the wonder-kid has been the Special One’s most used player, with more games played than even the top players at Old Trafford.
Froggatt tweeted: “I was intrigued by Mourinho saying Rashford is in the top five appearance makers of his #MUFC reign, because I thought he’d undersold it. It transpires nobody has played in more matches under Jose than Marcus:
1: Rashford (93)
2: De Gea (81)
3: Herrera, Martial (80)”
Though it’s true too that Rashford hasn’t started in all of the 93 appearances he’s made for the Red Devils, however, considering the youngster’s age, not many come close to beating this surprising stat.