Manchester United 4-0 Chelsea: Marcus Rashford Bags a Brace Before Daniel James Comes Off the Bench to Net Debut Goal In Rout at Old Trafford as Frank Lampard Endures Nightmare Start to His Reign

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  • Manchester United took the lead in the first half after Marcus Rashford won and converted a penalty
  • Frank Lampard’s men struck the woodwork twice in first half and were unlucky to head into the break behind 
  • United doubled their lead shortly after the hour mark with Anthony Martial turning in Andreas Pereira’s cross
  • Minutes later it was three and game over as Paul Pogba sent Rashford clean through to curl into the net
  • Daniel James marked his United debut in the perfect fashion by coming off the bench to score their fourth

Not much chat about replacement strikers after this. Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial; Jesse Lingard and Daniel James in support. Not so bad when you think about it. 

Pace. That is what terrifies defenders and it is the quality Manchester United’s front line now has in abundance.  The knack of finding the net against big clubs helps, too. In 49 minutes on Sunday, Marcus Rashford scored more Premier League goals against what would be termed elite opposition than Romelu Lukaku managed across two seasons at United. 

Chelsea are not going to be the force they were minus Eden Hazard and with a transfer embargo stifling recruitment, but even so this was an impressive scoreline and the goals impressively taken. For just over an hour, Chelsea were very much in it and possibly the better side.  

Marcus Rashford converted from the penalty spot to give Manchester United the lead after 18 minutes on the clock

Marcus Rashford converted from the penalty spot to give Manchester United the lead after 18 minutes on the clock

The United forward won the penalty after being brought down by Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma in the area
The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) reviewed the penalty incident and ratified Anthony Taylor's decision to point to the spot

The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) reviewed the penalty incident and ratified Anthony Taylor’s decision to point to the spot

Anthony Martial doubled United's lead shortly after the hour mark after bundling the ball past Kepa Arrizabalaga

Anthony Martial doubled United’s lead shortly after the hour mark after bundling the ball past Kepa Arrizabalaga

Rashford looked delighted after breaking away minutes later to grab his second and United's third of the afternoon

Rashford looked delighted after breaking away minutes later to grab his second and United’s third of the afternoon

Daniel James grabbed himself a debut goal after his effort deflected into the corner off Chelsea defender Emerson Palmieri

Daniel James grabbed himself a debut goal after his effort deflected into the corner off Chelsea defender Emerson Palmieri

The Welshman peeled away to celebrate in front of the home fans after wrapping up a convincing victory for United

The Welshman peeled away to celebrate in front of the home fans after wrapping up a convincing victory for United

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