Two Chelsea players were SCARED by this Manchester United star, says Paul Scholes

Marcus Rashford scored the opener as Manchester United beat Chelsea 2-0 at Old Trafford (Picture: Getty)

Chelsea were scared of the pace of Marcus Rashford during Sunday’s defeat to Manchester United, according to Paul Scholes.

After Zlatan Ibrahimovic was rested by Jose Mourinho, England international Rashford justified his selection with an early goal at Old Trafford.

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The 19-year-old was a constant threat throughout the 2-0 win and Scholes was impressed by his display as Chelsea suffered their fifth defeat of the season.

The former United and England midfielder told BT Sport: ‘Sunday was the template for what Man United need to do in big games.

‘Not just in the forward areas but everywhere on the pitch – the intensity, the possession, there was a speed about United’s play.

Two Chelsea players were SCARED by this Manchester United star, says Paul Scholes

Chelsea fell to only their fifth defeat of the season against Jose Mourinho’s side (Picture: Getty)

Two Chelsea players were SCARED by this Manchester United star, says Paul Scholes

The Blues remain four points clear at the top of the table (Picture: Getty)

‘They [Chelsea] were scared of Rashford’s pace; Luiz, Kante trying to get back at him. He has such ability.’

Rashford’s opener was his second Premier League goal of the month after he found the back of the net in United’s routine win over Sunderland.

Two Chelsea players were SCARED by this Manchester United star, says Paul Scholes

Rashford fired United to a much-needed win against the league leaders (Picture: Getty)

Manchester United fixtures

Burnley (A) – Sun 23 Apr
Man City (A) – Thu 27 April
Swansea (H) – Sun 30 April
Arsenal (A) – Sun 7 May
Tottenham (A) – Sat 13 May
Crystal Palace (H) – Sun 21 May

The youngster maintained his fine form by scoring the winner as Jose Mourinho’s side edged a 3-2 aggregate victory over Anderlecht in the Europa League on Thursday night.

The Red Devils travel to Turf Moor to take on Burnley on Sunday before facing rivals Manchester City next week.

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