Marcus Rashford just loves scoring against Manchester United’s ‘big six’ rivals.
The England forward netted a brace in a crucial 2-1 win over Tottenham on Wednesday to boost his side’s top four hopes.
The result moved United up to sixth as they trail fourth place Chelsea by eight points.
The 22-year-old now has 15 goals in 32 games against the Premier League’s traditional ‘big six’ since making his United debut in 2016.
Marcus Rashford’s record vs the Premier League’s ‘big six’
Taking a look at how many goals Rashford has scored against the Premier League’s ‘big six’ in all competitions
- Chelsea: 5 goals in 10 games
- Liverpool: 3 goals in 7 games
- Tottenham: 3 goals in 4 games
- Man City: 2 goals in 6 games
- Arsenal: 2 goals in 5 games
Saturday’s trip to champions Man City – which is LIVE on talKSPORT – could seem like a daunting one for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s injury-stricken side, but they will have a striker bang in form in Rashford.
He has netted 12 goals in his past 13 matches for club and country and will be champing at the bit to play against City’s leaky defence.
Pep Guardiola’s men have kept just three clean sheets since losing influential defender Aymeric Laporte to a knee injury in August.
Midfielder Fernandinho has been converted into a makeshift centre-half, while defenders John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi have failed to impress.
A then 18-year-old Rashford famously scored the winning goal in a 1-0 victory over City at the Etihad in March 2016.
Following Rashford’s superb performance against Tottenham, where he led the line in the absence of the injured Anthony Martial, Solskjaer praised his no.10.
He said: “The boy’s 22 and today he played like he was in the back yard or the garden or the playground with mates.
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“Sometimes maybe expectations and pressure are expected, but I want them to enjoy themselves by facing players, taking them on.
“You can define players by waiting for things to happen or making things happen.
“It is great to see; he can go inside, outside. I’m very happy with how he’s matured. He plays so many games so you can’t expect him to be running like this all the time, but it’s natural sometimes he can have this level. A top, top performance.”
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