Marcus Rashford earned huge plaudits from Manchester United fans for his defensive desire in the derby victory over Manchester City.
The England international was part of the side that secured United’s third straight victory at the Etihad Stadium and ended City’s winning run of 21 games.
Goals from Bruno Fernandes and Luke Shaw shocked the champions-elect and there were several memorable moments for United supporters.
But one piece of play that caught the eye was the determination and speed of Rashford to track back with City making a promising break through Riyad Mahrez.
Rashford showed rapid pace and encapsulated United’s work rate off-the-ball to effectively stop the attack at source.
Watch the footage below, courtesy of MUTV.
Defending from the front 👏
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 7, 2021
This is what we call putting in a shift.. hard graft. That’s all we expect from you lot. If u give 110% and we loose we the fans will always be proud. Well done lads for digging in deep 👏🏿👏🏿
— Roger Nii Sackey (@roy_banx) March 8, 2021
— A+ Essay Writers (@a_writters) March 8, 2021
Absolute machine, what a boss
— Asan N’jie (@AsanNjie) March 7, 2021
That was honestly incredible 👏🏼
— Maren 🇳🇴 (@footballqueeen) March 7, 2021
Rashford pace is out of this world… So fast
— Amy🦚🌸 (@Amarachi_Phil) March 7, 2021
Unfortunately, Rashford was forced off shortly after his defensive endeavours with an ankle problem.
Solskjaer was asked about the injury in his post-match press conference after the victory at the Etihad.
“I don’t know, it’s something with his ankle,” the United boss said, as quoted by the Independent’s Mark Critchley.
“When he sprinted 70 yards to save a goal, it showed the attitude of the boy. I think he went over on his ankle but we need to do a scan, I’ve not had time to speak to the doctor yet.”