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Marcus Rashford’s game is not defined by goals: Richard Buxton

Marcus Rashford’s game is not defined by goals: Richard Buxton

9.9.2019

Marcus Rashford’s game is not defined by goals: Richard Buxton

Michael Owen's mouth continues to run faster than his legs did as a player. One of England's most prolific marksmen has already alienated former teammates and current players alike with his withering assessments. No one is immune from evisceration. Alan...

Paul Pogba's decision to overrule him on penalty-taking duties three weeks ago was compounded by his own miss from 12 yards in a defeat by Crystal Palace just five days later.

There is, however, more to Rashford than the Red Devils' spot-kick shenanigans.

Liverpool and United fans alike may bristle at suggestions England are following the reigning European champions' lead in attack, but even the"Scouse not English" advocates can appreciate similarities between Rashford in Southgate's side and Roberto Firmino at Anfield.

Bulgaria initially succeeded in curbing Rashford's attacking threat in the first half, but it merely delayed the inevitable.

On occasion, frustration also got the better of Rashford, with a wayward long-range effort summing up the 21-year-old's early difficulties against Bulgaria's five-man backline.

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