Man United fans were positively giddy after Marcus Rashford's gorgeous screamer tonight
Whether Manchester United fans want it or not, Marcus Rashford may have saved Louis van Gaal's job after his beautiful curled strike set Manchester United on their way to a crucial 2-1 FA Cup quarter-final replay win at Upton Park tonight.
With the game deadlock at 0-0, Rashford fixed his marker with a step-over before lofting the ball excellently into the top corner. There hasn't been a lot for Manchester United fans to be happy about this season but the scintillating form of the 18-year-old has probably been this campaign's biggest plus.
The striker was thrown into the first team due to a high number of injuries in the United squad but he is now one of the club's most valuable players.
That feeling was enhanced tonight after Rashford's cracking goal and fans, journalists and former players were also quick to shower praise on the youngster after what was another stellar outing.
Have to say Rashford is single-handedly keeping Van Gaal in a job. That top corner curling finish was absolutely exquisite.— Hashbrown (@hesham786) April 13, 2016
Take Rashford to Euros Roy...— jamie jackson (@JamieJackson___) April 13, 2016
Happy with that. Stunning finish from Rashford. Absolutely stunning.— dunc (@FutbolChief) April 13, 2016
Current form of English strikers ahead of Euro 2016?— Sam Wallace (@SamWallaceTel) April 13, 2016
Special goal from Marcus Rashford. The class of 16 offering hope to Manchester United.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) April 13, 2016
Rashford wow! Antonio will be getting an ear full of Bilic.— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) April 13, 2016
Brilliant strike from Marcus Rashford. So calm, so clinical. 1-0 to #mufc.— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) April 13, 2016
OH MY WORD, RASHFORD— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) April 13, 2016