Erik ten Hag, Frank Lampard & Roy Keane agree on Marcus Rashford quality after Man Utd v Everton

The Manchester United forward set up two goals and scored the third as the Red Devils beat Everton on Friday.

Erik ten Hag, Frank Lampard and Roy Keane all gave the same assessment of Marcus Rashford’s outstanding display against Everton on Friday night.

The attacker set up Manchester United’s first two goals in the 3-1 FA Cup third-round victory and netted the third in injury-time to cap off an outstanding display for the Red Devils. Rashford has scored in all five matches for United since returning from the World Cup, his best-ever sequence for the club.

Rashford also terrorised Everton throughout the game, causing Conor Coady to net an own-goal, drawing a booking for Abdoulaye Doucoure after a foul in the second period, while United’s no.10 repeatedly flew past Seamus Coleman down Everton’s right flank.

It caused Frank Lampard to claim after the game there was nothing his defenders could have done to thwart Rashford at Old Trafford.“Nobody can stop Rashford when he does like he did a couple of times tonight,” said the under-fire Toffees boss.

“We can always be more clinical because you see what players like the level of Rashford can do, he doesn’t score an open-play goal, but that clinical nature he has. Marcus Rashford was probably the difference,” he added. “A top individual talent can do that to you.”

Ten Hag also held the same view of Rashford, describing him as ‘unstoppable’. “It’s about bringing him in the right position,” said the Dutchman. “He has to do it, but make sure as a team we create space so he is coming in his spaces.

“That is Marcus doing very well to get the right shape so he can bring his strengths in. I think then he is unstoppable with his speed, his dribbles, with his directness.

“I think Marcus was the one who goes in front and showed the confidence and the belief, and good movements, run in behind, taking the players on and I think he was 90 minutes a threat for the defending part of Everton,” he added.

It wasn’t just the managers who praised Rashford, so did former United captain Keane when speaking after the match. “When he gets full-backs in one vs ones, he’s going to go by you. We can’t even be that too critical of their [Everton] defending tonight,” the Irishman said on ITV’s post-match coverage.

“Even a 24-year-old Seamus Coleman can’t defend that. He’s just too quick. He’s going to decide what he’s going to do - that’s what the good players do. You can’t stop the players who are on top form. And Seamus, he [Rashford] has got him on toast there.”