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‘One of the best’: Alejandro Garnacho sends message to Marcus Rashford after Manchester derby win

Manchester United youngster Alejandro Garnacho has described Marcus Rashford as one of the best in the world following his winning goal against Manchester City yesterday.

The Red Devils were the better side in the first half of the Manchester derby, but could not convert two scoring chances that fell into the feet of Rashford.

City took the lead at the hour mark of the game, but United fought back brilliantly with goals from Bruno Fernandes and Rashford in the space of four minutes.

Rashford was no doubt the catalyst behind the victory. His deceiving run paved the way for Fernandes’ opener before tapping home the second from close range.

Garnacho, who came off the bench, provided the assist. Following the stunning win, the teenager described the England star as one of the world’s best right now.

He wrote on Twitter: “THIS CITY IS OUR CITY !! @ManUtd. Assistance to one of the best in the world right now @MarcusRashford.”

United staged a tremendous comeback in front of their supporters. They are now only six points behind league leaders Arsenal, who face Tottenham Hotspur on the road today.

Meanwhile, the Red Devils have an away trip to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace on Wednesday night before taking on the Gunners at the Emirates Stadium four days later.

Despite starting the league season slowly, the club are definitely in a title race at the moment. If they beat both Palace and Arsenal, they could be seen as genuine contenders.

Rashford has been pivotal to the resurgence under manager Erik ten Hag in recent weeks. He has been fabulous after the World Cup break, scoring in seven straight games.

The club graduate now has 22 goal contributions from just 26 appearances. If he can keep up his form, it could turn out to be his best-ever season in the Red Devils’ shirt.

Rashford’s best campaign was in 2020/21 where he had 36 goal involvements in 57 outings.

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