Fans and pundits go wild after Marcus Rashford’s stunning assist for Paul Pogba

Marcus Rashford left jaws dropping and Manchester United fans purring after producing one of the best assists of the year against Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon.

The United forward made a clever run into the channel and sharply turned his man to check infield before quickly shifting the ball from left to right to create some space to cross for Paul Pogba to open the scoring. 

The Frenchman may have got the defining touch but even he was quick to acknowledge who had made this goal by immediately pointing at Rashford after tapping in from close range.   

Fans predictably went wild on social media and heaped praise on Rashford after his incredible piece of skill left Bournemouth defenders Nathan Ake and Diego Rico for dead to create the opening.

Former players Ian Wright and Gary Lineker were also quick to complement the youngster for his audacity to pull off such a trick and then supply an end product.

Lineker highlighted the fact that Rashford may not have had the confidence to attempt to take on two players if Jose Mourinho was still at the helm. 

He wrote on Twitter: ‘How good was that from Rashford? Amazing the difference it can make when someone has belief in you. Sensational play.’

Former United striker Louis Saha also alluded to that fact by suggesting it was something that hasn’t been seen from Rashford recently.

Saha told Sky Sports: ‘It was just amazing, I think when you look at the movement, the first run that he made was really something that we haven’t seen over the years and now the skills and to see Pogba in this position it’s just a big difference.

‘And I really like that spirit. Flip flap whatever you call it, I love it.’

Rashford turned from provider to scorer to net United’s third after Pogba grabbed his second to help Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continue his fine run since taking over on an interim basis earlier this month. 

Ake dragged the visitors back into it just before half-time but Romelu Lukaku scored after coming off the bench to put the game beyond doubt and seal a convincing 4-1 victory.

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