Players Reaction To Rashford’s Tremendous Free Kick Against Chelsea

Cristiano Ronaldo - Manchester United reacts during the game.

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Manchester United saw an all-time spectacular goal from Marcus Rashford when they won 2-1 to Chelsea in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.

The Englishman, who turns 22 on Thursday, was fiery in his penalty and shushed the critics who were aghast at his miss on Sunday against Norwich City.

However, his moment of brilliance during the game came through a different source as he netted a beautiful free-kick in the 73rd minute, slotting the ball into the top left-hand corner of the net, away from the keeper’s reach.

This was a goal that many heralded for its brilliance, with comparison to Cristiano Ronaldo’s 2008 Portsmouth goal being made most of all.


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Amongst the reactions, it was those from his teammates that deserve a particular mention.

Words failed David De Gea and he would have certainly wished he was one the pitch to get a personalized view of the goal from the other end.


Juan Mata was also in a congratulatory mood expressing his reaction with a perfect gif.


Victor Lindelof simply echoed what most of Manchester United’s fanbase is thinking of at the moment.


Daniel James took it a step further and called it the GOAT (Greatest of all time).


Lastly, Ian Wright was beaming at the future of English football.


It is particularly refreshing to see Rashford get the credit he deserves after the immense criticism he has been subjected to over the past few weeks. Fans will now be earnestly hoping that this is part of an improvement curve that goes up only one way.