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Carragher Singles Out United’s “Best Player” Against Wolves Last Night

Carragher Singles Out United’s “Best Player” Against Wolves Last Night

TV pundit Jamie Carragher has praised Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford for his performance in the 1-1 draw against Wolves yesterday evening.

The 21-year-old created the opening goal for Anthony Martial with an excellent through ball, but Carragher also believes the forward’s ability to interchange positions with teammates and get in between the lines of the opponents caused Wolves a lot of issues:

“I think Rashford’s been the best player on the pitch. That’s what I haven’t seen with Rashford [before]. A lot of the time he’s found himself between the lines, not making that run but there, just in behind Martial, picking up balls between the lines.”

“We always think of him as a runner but I’ve just mentioned [Jesse] Lingard and now that’s it, two players between the lines and that’s what’s caused Wolves a big problem. There’s been big problems between the midfield and that back three. It’s him who makes the assist, that combination again.”

Rashford has had an excellent start to the season despite surprisingly being selected on the left-hand side by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in order to accommodate Martial up front.

His brace against Chelsea and his overall display against Wolves demonstrate a player who is full of confidence and is enjoying the freedom he has been afforded by Solskjaer.

Rashford has scored 13 goals in each of his last two seasons, but the way he has started the current campaign will get many United supporters hoping that he can surpass that total.