Some clever ball manipulation allowed Marcus Rashford to score in Manchester United’s pre-season friendly against rivals Leeds.
United break at Leeds’ defence, getting three attackers running at Leeds’ backline. With Leeds’ centre-backs protecting the centre, Scott McTominay passes the ball on to Rashford to his left.
Gaetano Berardi turns to face Rashford and positions himself so that Rashford can’t go down the line.
Unable to easily go outside, Rashford takes a few small touches to come inside onto his right foot. Berardi turns with him to stop him from being able to shoot, while Stuart Dallas comes racing back to put a foot in.
With Berardi turning back inside to stop Rashford shooting, his body shape now means he can’t effectively defend against Rashford down the outside. Berardi seemed to have slowed down the young Whythenshawe native for long enough to recover the ball with the help of Dallas, but just as it looks like the Northern Irishman is about to get a foot on the ball, Rashford cuts back down the outside of Berardi.
Dallas can’t reach the ball and Berardi stumbles, unable to turn a full 180° as Rashford slips past him. Winning the space to calmly open up his hips, Rashford slides the ball past Kiko Casilla at the far post.