Feel the same way. Really felt like a 'coming of age' performance.
But Jose actually liked him and played him loads!
Mourinho has questioned the attitudes of his players at times this season, and he told Univision (h/t Metro's Chris Davie) some of those are lacking the same level of maturity as their predecessors:
"They are lacking maturity. And let me be clear when I say maturity, I mean maturity on a personal level.
"We had more men, we were more mature, we were more prepared for life, we were less protected.
"They are spoilt kids now, the kids of today have a different life, an easier environment and I'm talking about the people around the players. These people give them too much affection and too many excuses. People mature much more slowly now."
He added about specific players: "We're talking about Luke Shaw, Martial, Lingard, Rashford—young, big potential, but at the end of the day it results in the word I cannot say [cojones], but you use it a lot here…character, personality, they lack a little."
Going by the tweets by Rashford and his brother, looks like they don't like Jose at all.Mourinho told Hristo Stoichkov, the former Barcelona forward, in an interview last year that Rashford, like Lingard, lacked the “character, personality, that natural aggression that you had”
I was thinking this last night, he seems to be entering that Ronaldo in 06/07 period of development where it looks like everything he tries is going to come off. It’s really exciting, if he can maintain his recent form over the course of the season then it’s scary what he can achieve.I did feel that Aura about him last night that I used to get off Ronaldo, you could sense every time he got the ball the crowd sat up and thought "go on get at them".
The nutmeg on Aurier, then dribbling Sissoko on the outside and earning the penalty just summed up how confident and fired up he felt.
I think he's finally grown into his body now, he struggled a bit after his growrth spurt with his balance but he looks much more stable, strong and very quick.
If he can just get more consistency from now on he will be a real weapon. So gutted that long range shot didn't go in! would have been an absolute dipping beauty.
I hope he develops that left foot chop to set up a right footed piledriver that Ronaldo used to love from the left.
It may be argued, yes. It was an electrifying performance, and like you said, Rooneyesque. However, I'd argue Rashford's performance against Chelsea in April during the 16/17 season was not only better, but his greatest performance in a Man Utd shirt. Rashford's performance against Anderlecht would be right up there, if it wasn't for the caveat that it was against, well ... Anderlecht. My reasoning for that being predicated from his technical ability he showed throughout that game. I'm excited to see how Rashford will get on when Pogba returns, as the two during the beginning of Ole's reign was reminiscent of the chemistry between Gerrard and Torres.
Yep. We're starting to develop quite a nicely balanced side now too with James on the other side, I noticed our build up play actually starts more down the right and once we advance to the box we quickly switch it to rashford whos in more space. That suits him so much better.I was thinking this last night, he seems to be entering that Ronaldo in 06/07 period of development where it looks like everything he tries is going to come off. It’s really exciting, if he can maintain his recent form over the course of the season then it’s scary what he can achieve.
The one against liverpool were he made a mockery of trent was the best for me. It was also under klopp which made it more special. Still he's had so many big performances over the years against big teams. This game against tottenham should be bigger than it currently is but it seems so normal now for him.
He's starting his own legacy with that number. He patiently waited for Rooney and Zlatan and it's the number that is the face of the club. Mourinho said it's the number he always wanted and if it helps him long may he have that shirt.Does he have the testicular fortitude for the number 7?
I feel he is much more suited to that number, rather than 9 or 10.
My fear is that unlike how Ronaldo grew up, Fergie was able to manage his development. At the moment we are so thin across the squad, we have to play Rashford every match. He may land up being our Michale Owen; burnt out, ravaged with injuries and knackered by 27.I was thinking this last night, he seems to be entering that Ronaldo in 06/07 period of development where it looks like everything he tries is going to come off. It’s really exciting, if he can maintain his recent form over the course of the season then it’s scary what he can achieve.
The way their strike the ball is similar and the power they generate from that technique is very good. Ronaldo scored from impossible goals from distance, hopefully Rashford can do that too.he does remind me a bit of young Ronaldo too, especially how he strikes the ball from distance
clearly not as good though, mind you... but no shame in that
my favourite United player along with McT these days
If we play with the same intensity as we did against Spurs, I don't see how they can contain him, City's defense is worse than Tottenham's, apart from the GK.Pretty sure he will be contained by City. spurs just gave him the freedom of the pitch. Surprisingly naive tactics by Mourinho.
Walker is a poor defender, positionally though, with his pace glossing over this fact. Feel Rashfords change of pace, from standstill, is also quicker, so hopefully he gets the chance to run at Walker.I think Walker will fancy himself against Rashford, probably quite a close match up in terms of pace.
Walker is shite defensively and a mess positionally. What they'll probably just do is swallow up our midfield and restrict the passes into the attackers and not give us much of the ball though.I think Walker will fancy himself against Rashford, probably quite a close match up in terms of pace.
This is all I could find, mate:Has anyone come across a highlight reel of his performance against Spurs on youtube? Usually somebody makes one but I can't find anything.