On the pre-season tour of Australia, Manchester United cruised to a second straight victory by beating Leeds United with 4-0 in Perth. The United team scored a pair of goals in either half, with Mason Greenwood, Phil Jones, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial all getting on the score-sheet.
Some key highlights of the match
Rashford scores again
Marcus Rashford, being a young striker looks confident in front of goal, and scored for second match running, and it is always folly to read too much, into pre-season results. The way he finishes for the United’s second was the just moment of goal, fans really want to see him score more often. Just on relying on his speed, Rashford also used a clever trick to beat the two defenders before opening his body up to the finish across the ‘keeper and into far corner.
If Marcus Rashford wants to become a 20 goal per season player then he will be need to be, if he means to lead the line for United then he has to become more solid in front of goal. He is coming from an A-League team, and a deteriorated Championship side, may be cannon fodder but the overall signs are encouraging.
In the opening goal in particular demonstrated the woth of injecting speed, into the team. And the Paul Pogba’s clever through ball, at that moment was perfectly timed for Wan-Bissaka, in order to make the full use of his pace, to get on the end of it, before crossing to onrushing Greenwood. If the Pogba and United’s other midfielders can continue to use the speed of thought for increasing the speed of foot of the players, who were around them, then United could be very fun to watch this season.