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Alan Shearer names ‘relishing’ Man Utd player following 1-0 win vs Brentford



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Premier League legend Alan Shearer has praised Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford after he scored the only goal of the game in a 1-0 win against Brentford on Wednesday night.

It was a great performance from The Reds as they regained their place in the top four after slipping out following their loss against Newcastle on the weekend.

Rashford, who has been playing out wide in recent months, reverted back to the number nine position at Old Trafford as Wout Weghorst dropped out of the team.

And it was a typical striker’s finish from United’s talisman which gave them a first-half lead. He reacted first to Marcel Sabitzer’s header across the goal and finished into the roof of the net.

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The English forward moved back across to his familiar left side midway through the second half after Anthony Martial replaced Jadon Sancho as United defended well to see out the win and keep another clean sheet at the Theatre of Dreams.

It was yet another match-winning moment from the 25-year-old, who has scored the deciding goal for his side 10 times so far in the Premier League this season.

Shearer, 52, described United’s no.10 as their primary threat, and he isn’t wrong. Rashford has now scored 28 goals for the club this term, which equals Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s record for the most goals in a season for United since Sir Alex Ferguson retired.

“Rashford is Man United’s main man,” Shearer told Premier League Productions. “Teams will go into games thinking if they can stop him, they’ve got a good chance of stopping Man Utd.

“Brentford couldn’t tonight and many teams haven’t been able to do it this season.

“He looks bigger and stronger and it looks like he’s enjoying the pressure, the demand of being the main man and having to go out and win games for Man United. He’s relishing it.”

Rashford will now be eying the 30-goal tally. He has already reached it if you consider his three World Cup goals with England, but it would be another impressive feat if he’s able to do so for The Reds alone.

He would become the first United player since Robin van Persie in 2012/13 to score 30 goals in a season for the club.