Marcus Rashford has come back from the lockdown a different player.
The Mancunian forward had a busy lockdown, achieving some brilliant charitable feats including leading a campaign for the UK Government to make a U-turn on their decision to suspend school meal vouchers.
The 22-year old England international has always been known for his pacy, explosive style of play. However, since the restart, another facet of his game has come to the fore.
Rashford has been showing his influence not just on the score-sheet, but creatively as well.
Since the restart, Rashford’s passing has notably improved. The Englishman has created five big chances in the Premier League since football resumed, the second most of all players in the division.
Marcus Rashford has created 5 big chances since the Premier League restart, only Kevin De Bruyne (7) has more.
Taking his game to the next level. 👏 pic.twitter.com/SiR3hHYHpp
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) July 17, 2020
However, since the restart, he has completed 27 passes into the opposition penalty area in seven games. This is a meteoric improvement.
To put it in perspective, Daniel James is the next-best for the Reds in this metric. He has completed 29 all season, Rashford has played two less in seven games since the restart.
Rashford is showing that he’s not just a goal-threat but can be a creative force as well for United going forward.