Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville is delighted to see Marcus Rashford return to goalscoring form this season and in Qatar.
The 25-year-old has been outstanding at both club and international level. In October, he marked a personal milestone of 100 United goals when he netted the winner against West Ham.
In total, he has eight goals and three assists in all competitions this season. His contributions have helped United look a force to be reckoned with under Erik ten Hag as they went into the international break just four points off third-placed Newcastle United with a game-in-hand.
Consequently, Rashford received a call-up from Gareth Southgate to represent the Three Lions in Qatar, and his decision has already paid off and it could for you too with Fifa betting. The forward is the joint-top goalscorer at the tournament, alongside the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Cody Gakpo, and has been instrumental in England’s progression to the Round of 16 after netting three goals in three matches.
Neville has his say on Rashford’s form
The former right-back told Sky Sports: “He is back on it and I think that period of his life through lockdown where he achieved so much off the pitch was hard because of the [off the field] focus. Marcus had that for a couple of years where that will have brought a pressure.
“I don’t like using the word distraction because distraction suggests that it was a negative but actually what he was doing was incredibly positive but I suppose it does, in some ways, come away from the focus of football. If your mind is taken away to some place else, you are not focusing on your control, your passing, you think you are but you’re not.
“We have all been there in our lives when we have had a personal issue or something that takes your focus away and your football is not quite the same. Marcus Rashford has simplified his life, he is still achieving great things off the pitch but in a more measured manner.
“He doesn’t seem as full on and I think on the pitch we are now seeing ‘the’ Marcus Rashford. There were people who, in the last 12 to 18 months, said that Marcus Rashford needed to be sold by Manchester United, that was never bought into by me, Manchester United could never sell Marcus Rashford.
“He is a massive talent, yeah he can improve but it is great to see him in an England shirt. I was delighted when he got the two goals in the second half and he is in a position where I think he is guaranteed to start on Sunday.”