There are certain skills in football which the fans are forever drooling over.
One is the rabona and another is an overhead kick – and Manchester United teammates Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford very nearly combined the two sumptuously in their victory over Anderlecht last night.
😧 Rashford rabona
😳 Pogba overhead
What a goal this would've been! pic.twitter.com/2Ob2N7qvuC— BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) April 20, 2017
Rashford, 19, drifts the ball perfectly towards Pogba at the back post – kicking with his right leg behind his left – before the Frenchman, 24, very nearly finishes it off with a high leg Wayne Rooney would be proud of.
If this game had been decided by a Rashford rabona finished by a Pogba overhead I'd have burst into tears of joy— Paul (@UtdRantcast) April 20, 2017
I will say another time @MarcusRashford is a bloody star— Philip Neville (@fizzer18) April 20, 2017
The goal would of course have been precious to United, but if ever there was an “if only” moment for the neutrals of football – that was it.
What a shame that wasn't a goal. Would have been one of the best ever. Love Rashford's confidence. Player alert.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) April 20, 2017
OMG RABONA CROSS TO BIKE IMAGINEEEEE— The Boi @ Gamescom (@ChuBoi) April 20, 2017
In the end United’s hard work paid off against Anderlecht in their Europa League quarter-final – they went on to win the game 2-1 as Rashford rounded off a stunning performance with a winner in extra time.
Jose Mourinho’s United discover their opponent for the semi-final on Friday – and could face Ajax, Celta Vigo or Lyon.