Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Boss Happy That Young Striker Made His Marc

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Boss Happy That Young Striker Made His Marc

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JOSE Mourinho lauded Marcus Rashford's immediate impact in United's 3-2 comeback victory over Crystal Palace.

Rashford replaced Scott McTominay at half-time and his dynamism played a significant role in United's turnaround at Selhurst Park.

Rashford lined up on the left flank to accommodate Alexis Sanchez behind striker Romelu Lukaku, as Jesse Lingard switched to the right flank.

Mourinho then introduced Juan Mata and Luke Shaw for Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia in the 67th minute, changing Lingard into a 'crazy' right-back. Within 11 minutes, Romelu Lukaku equalised before United searched for a winner which Nemanja Matic spectacularly provided in the 91st minute.

The United manager was pleased with Rashford's running but also felt Mata helped make the Lingard tactical move a success. …

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