Marcus Rashford (£13.21) continued to show his significant value to the Man United team with another crucial goal; this time earning a hard-fought 1-0 victory away to Leicester City.
The England striker is now hitting perhaps the best form of his career and yesterday’s winner was his sixth goal during Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s 10 match reign as United manager. The Norwegian certainly seems to be getting the best out of Rashford and having now chalked up 9 goals in just 22 matches, he has already produced his best league tally ever. Rashford’s goal unsurprisingly meant that the young striker snatched the Media Divindends on the night with an impressive score of 1400 points.
Unfortunately, Rashford’s game-winning goal wasn’t quite enough to edge him into contention for the Match Day Dividends. On the night, Alfred Finnbogason (£1.21) cleaned up the overall MDD with a score of 242 points. This was the result of a hat-trick which included two spot kicks, as Augsburg beat Mainz 3-0. The Icelandic striker has 10 goals in just 13 games this season for Augsburg, so he looks a decent punt if you’re on the hunt for a lower valued striker. Let’s hope he can keep up with his free-scoring form.
Back to Rashford and despite missing out on the Match Day Dividends, a quick glance at his recent scores really does indicate the level to which he has stepped up his game under his new manager. In four of his last five matches, Rashford has hit a MDD score of 140 or higher. Whilst he has also finished in the top 4 strikers for MMD in four of his last six matches. Although he’s not quite sweeping up the Match Day Dividends just yet, these scores are indicative of a player oozing in confidence and considering he is still just 21 years of age, this is a very positive sign of things to come.
Meanwhile, over at the Etihad, Man City got back into their stride with a 3-1 victory over Arsenal. Sergio Aguero (£4.98) was unlucky to miss out on Match Day Dividends, as he managed a score of 232, despite hitting a hat trick. Although he didn’t win any dividends, there is absolutely no denying Aguero’s class and his performance last night was a stark reminder to fans and traders alike of just how clinical the Argentine is when it comes to putting the ball in the back of the net.