Marcus Rashford continued his rich vein of form on the pitch to make up for his behaviour off it as Manchester United dramatically beat Wolves 4-3 on Thursday. Express Sport runs through four talking points after Erik ten Hag’s side produced one of their strongest performances of the season to return to winning ways in the Premier League at Molineux.
Erik ten Hag gets his wish
Ten Hag has often lamented the fact that he hasn’t yet had his strongest team to choose from as United manager. He did against Wolves.
Luke Shaw, Lisandro Martinez and Casemiro’s recent returns have bolstered the Dutchman’s ranks, garnished with Kobbie Mainoo’s emergence this season.
Alejandro Garnacho and Rasmus Hojlund join Rashford in making up Ten Hag’s best attack. Mainoo – the match-winner – will be one of the first names on the teamsheet.
Marcus Rashford’s repeated response
Rashford was dropped from the United team at Wolves last season for disciplinary reasons. He started this time around on the back of his controversial Belfast bender.
And within minutes of kick-off, the 26-year-old fired the visitors ahead with a sublime finish before wheeling away towards the away end in celebration.
Rashford has now registered five goal contributions in as many games as part of his best run of form this season.
Ten Hag has been rewarded for his management of his No. 10, and he needs that streak to continue.