Man Utd striker Marcus Rashford scored a stunning goal for England against Italy on Tuesday night.
End-of-year foreign breaks are a bigger buzz-killer than a guy playing an acoustic guitar at a house party.
The new Premier League season has just begun and is beginning to take shape, yet all momentum and excitement is abruptly halted. After two weeks, you’re left wondering what to do with yourself.
This time, however, it has come as a pleasant relief for Manchester United. Though they did manage to win against Brentford before the break, it was only a late comeback that prevented another awful defeat, and the most of the performance was no different from the previous ones.
Erik ten Hag’s team had no momentum to lose, and the break has instead provided an opportunity to halt the downward spiral and, hopefully, find a means to reverse it.
Furthermore, United’s lengthy injury list may have diminished at least slightly by the time they return to action, and the break has also allowed the club’s underperforming stars to regain their form away from the suffocating, stressful environment of Old Trafford. Marcus Rashford has seized the opportunity with both hands.