Marcus Rashford has been the standout gem of brilliance for Manchester United so far this season. The English forward certainly had his bumpy moments during the campaign, especially during Anthony Martial’s injury when he had to make do as the lone striker and endure a loan spell.
However, since then, Rashford has been on goal-scoring spree and continues to impress. His current tally for the season is 19 goals in all competitions, which is just one shy of the mark that is considered requisite for a decent striker, and the season is only half-way done.
His most recent brace against Norwich City on Saturday also marked his 200th game as a senior Manchester United player. In this regard, the 22-year-old has come a long way from the surprise youth starter and hero of a Europa League game.
Now, his milestone receives an extra glint of the sublime when viewed with this interesting statistic in mind.
The comparison is an all-round brilliant one and one that is actually a picture of great hope.
Rashford certainly appears to have made that starting spot is own and under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer he is eager to flourish even further.
While there is no denying that Cristiano Ronaldo and Thierry Henry functioned in a slightly different set of circumstances at the point of their 200th game, those figures are still a massive one-up.
What Rashford now needs is a solid set of players behind him to ensure he keeps scoring these goals. Daniel James’ assists and penalty kicks have had an almost equal amount of impact on the 22-year-old’s tally.
This is a great testament to how the player can score even more if the apt creative ability aids him in the build-up play.
Will the alleged additions to United this winter serve that purpose?