Marcus Rashford maintained his impressive form with another superb goal in United’s 1-0 win over Real Betis in the Europa League.
Marcus Rashford just kept scoring. There is a strong argument that Rashford is the best player in the world given his current form, especially when you look at the incredible numbers that the England star has after the World Cup.
“He’s definitely one of them,” Erik ten Hag replied when asked if Marcus was one of the best strikers in Europe back in February.
He has a lot of skills, great potential. When playing well, Rashford will score more goals because he can score with his right foot, left foot and with his head.”
Rashford has been seemingly unstoppable lately. The 25-year-old faded last season as United struggled with a Premier League-era low, and he has bounced back strongly following the mid-season departure of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Here are 10 stats that summarize Rashford’s excellence in recent times:
– Rashford has scored 19 goals in 24 appearances in all competitions since the World Cup.
– That is the highest achievement by any other player in major European tournaments since the World Cup. Man City striker Erling Haaland, who scored five goals in midweek, is four goals behind Rashford.
– At a glance, Chelsea only scored a total of 12 goals in the same period. Graham Potter’s The Blues have scored 8 league goals in 2023 – the same number as Rashford alone.
– PSG’s attacking trio of Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar have only scored 2 more goals than Rashford since the World Cup. And 6 of their 21 goals were against amateur team US Pays de Cassel (5 goals from Mbappe, 1 goal from Neymar) in the French Cup.
– Rashford has 4 assists during this time
– Rashford has averaged 1 goal every 89 minutes and 1 goal or assist every 73 minutes since the World Cup.
– This has been Rashford’s best ever scoring season (27 goals in all competitions) for Man United and there are still plenty of games to come.
– British star has scored 5 times more goals than he has scored in the entire 2021-22 campaign (5).
– The Red Devils’ No 10 has only failed to score or assist in six of his 24 appearances since the World Cup.
– The 25-year-old has scored in eight of his last 11 Premier League appearances at Old Trafford. He scored in 7 consecutive home matches in the Premier League. Only Wayne Rooney (8 games – December 2009 to March 2010) and Cristiano Ronaldo (10 games – March to November 2008) have scored longer than Rashford at Old Trafford in the Premier League.
Rashford is the top scorer in the Europa League this season with six goals in eight appearances. He has now scored 25 goals in European matches for the Reds, helping him overtake Cristiano Ronaldo to become their all-time sixth-highest scorer in Europe.