The international break is getting closer to its end, as the matches in UEFA Nations League continue. Monday matches did not bring too many Manchester United players on the pitch around the Old Continent, but there were some really interesting matches. The international break will conclude on Tuesday, when the final set of matches finish, with France meeting Germany being the most interesting one.
However, on Monday we have seen Man United players take part in a single match, as England travelled to Spain. Marcus Rashford was in starting lineup for the visitors, while David De Gea stood in goal for the hosts.
Marcus Rashford vs Spain
And it as a truly interesting match. Five goals were scored as England won maybe even crucial points in their quest for at least staying in the Nations League’s Division A. England rallied Spain in the first half to a magnificent 3-0 lead, making the hosts in Seville look completely lost. Crucial role in that player Man United’s very own Marcus Rashford.
The Manchester born forward played a terrific match. First, he set up Raheem Sterling to score just after quarter of an hour into the match, after a beautiful swift move that started with Jordan Pickford’s sweeping skills in his own six-yard box. The second goal was enabled by Harry Kane, with his first of the two assists on the night, as he found Rashford in between Spain’s centre-backs. The 20-year old was composed in this chance, scoring with ease past his teammate.
England scored another goal, as Sterling finished the move after a pass from Kane. Just 39 minutes in and it was 3-0 for the visitors.
David De Gea vs England
In the second half, Spain did much better. Introduction of Real Madrid’s Dani Ceballos heavily improved La Roja. The Spanish midfielder as both aggressive with and without the ball. He always wanted to be at the centre of everything, which was very positive for the whole team of Spain.
However, David De Gea did not really enjoy this match. In the first half, the back four in front of him was all over the place and there was not much more that he could do to salvage a better result. The first two goals he was simply left to stand alone, as Sterling and Rashford had really good chances. In fact, De Gea did not make a single save throughout the match.
In other news, Sky Sports stated that an offer starting at £4bn would have to be on the table for the sale of Manchester United to even be considered by the Glazer family, as it was previously reported that Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman of Saudi Arabia wants to buy the club. Manchester United are refusing to comment about these reports, but it was very interesting to hear there are interested buyers.
However, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince would probably not be much more welcome than the Glazers family, as Saudi Arabia is a country known for the lack of human rights.