Marcus Rashford was awarded Manchester United’s goal of the season accolade for his mind-boggling free-kick against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup. The England International’s effort was met with more than one-third of the votes and was crowned the winner among nine other nominations.
Rashford had the most prolific season of his career with 22 goals netted across all competitions, amongst which was the eventual winner for the award.
In the Carabao Cup clash at Stamford Bridge, Rashford scored a knuckle-ball free-kick from forty yards out and managed to beat Willy Caballero in the process. The goal was eventually the decisive factor as Manchester United edged Chelsea by 2-1 to progress in the competition. The effort drew an instant comparison to Cristiano Ronaldo’s iconic free-kick against Portsmouth.
Watch the goal right below:
After scoring the free-kick, man of the match Rashford, who had earlier scored a penalty as well stated:
“It’s always worth a shot because if you get it up and over the wall, it’s got a chance. It’s difficult for the keeper.
“Then you just get the team to follow it because maybe the keeper doesn’t hold on to it. I just see it as an opportunity to score a goal and you do your best.”
Marcus Rashford’s goal was the runaway winner
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 17, 2020
The 22-year-old’s stellar strike drew 38 per cent of the votes with the team effort goal netted by Bruno Fernandes against Brighton and Hove Albion finishing second after receiving 15 per cent of the votes. Anthony Martial’s cheeky effort against Watford finished third in the voting with 11 per cent.
Rashford’s stellar campaign came to an end after an injury which set him back by a few months. His season was crowned with his off the pitch charity efforts to eliminate food poverty which has earned him plaudits from all over the world. Most recently, he recently set up a task force with the top food brands across the United Kingdom to eradicate the cause.
“We’re taking it one step at a time and really maximise the help we’re giving to these families.”
“For me a lot of the inspiration came from my mum and that’s why this is so personal to me, especially over the last few weeks I’ve managed to sit down with some of the families that we’ve helped and some of them that still need help,”
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