Martin Keown raves about ‘threatening’ Man United star

The Arsenal legend was impressed with Marcus Rashford's recent performance for Man United

Man United striker Marcus Rashford Photo: Tag Heuer

Martin Keown believes Marcus Rashford was Manchester United’s best player in a 2-0 loss to Bournemouth on Wednesday night.

Jose Mourinho made wholesale changes to his Red Devils team after Romelu Lukaku, Nemanja Matic and Alexis Sanchez were dropped from the first team.

Rashford started in a central role for Manchester United at the Vitality Stadium, heaving being used on the wing throughout most of the campaign.

While the England international didn’t get on the score sheet, Rashford impressed with an influential performance.

Rashford had four shots on goal in a busy performance and completed the full 90 minutes on the south coast.

Manchester United record signing Paul Pogba stole the headlines with his assist for Romelu Lukaku in the second half.

Former Arsenal star Keown believes Rashford was the standout performer in Manchester United’s 2-0 win against Bournemouth.

“I actually thought Marcus Rashford was Manchester United’s most threatening player in the first half [against Bournemouth],” Keown told the Daily Mail.

“There was one wheeling run where he showed incredible composure and clipped a ball to the far post which nearly reached Jesse Lingard.

“We know he runs at great pace but at Bournemouth there was a very good balance coming into his play.

“He played down the middle and that seemed to inspire Romelu Lukaku to impress when he came off the bench.”

Manchester United are in second place in the Premier League table and four points ahead of Liverpool FC.

The Red Devils will take on Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley on Saturday afternoon.

MORE: Latest Manchester United news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Jadon Sancho
Duncan Castles: Man United have made offer to sign Jadon Sancho
Mikel Arteta (Photo: Arsenal Media / Screengrab)
Granit Xhaka responds to Arsenal exit talk
Jadon Sancho
Sky Sports reporter gives latest on Man United's bid to sign Jadon Sancho
Erling Haaland
Ian McGarry delivers update on Chelsea FC’s interest in Erling Haaland
N'Golo Kante
Patrick Vieira hails 'aggressive' Chelsea FC star N'Golo Kante
Jadon Sancho
Duncan Castles: Man United have made offer to sign Jadon Sancho
Mikel Arteta (Photo: Arsenal Media / Screengrab)
Granit Xhaka responds to Arsenal exit talk
Jadon Sancho
Sky Sports reporter gives latest on Man United's bid to sign Jadon Sancho
Erling Haaland
Ian McGarry delivers update on Chelsea FC’s interest in Erling Haaland
N'Golo Kante
Patrick Vieira hails 'aggressive' Chelsea FC star N'Golo Kante
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature