'One of the best I've seen': Insane free kick stuns world football

Marcus Rashford has left the football world in a frenzy, with an absolutely stunning free kick that Cristiano Ronaldo himself would have been proud of.

The young Manchester United striker emulated the Portuguese club legend's free kick prowess, with a moment of magic in his side's 2-1 League Cup win against Chelsea.

Rashford scored both of United's goals to knock Frank Lampard's Blues out of the competition at Stamford Bridge.

However, it was his match-clinching second strike that will live long in the memory of football fans, not just those from the red half of Manchester.

Adopting the technique that Ronaldo made his own, Rashford stabbed at the valve of the ball with next to no follow through on his shot.

Marcus Rashford's free kick against Chelsea was something truly special. Pic: BeIn Sports

The free kick itself was well behind Chelsea's 18-yard box but the movement and placement of the strike gave Chelsea keeper Willy Caballero next to no chance of stopping it.

Rashford's strike started to the right, before veering back to the left, all the while dipping and moving menacingly through the air.

Commentators and fans pointed out that the swerve and pin-point nature of the shot made it "almost impossible to save".

Sky Sports caller Gary Neville described it as "one of the best I've seen,” and the football world was equally blown away on social media.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was rewarded for naming a strong team as United continued their recent revival.

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Solskjaer made just four changes, while Chelsea boss Lampard made six and it was five-time League Cup winners United who came out on top as they enjoyed a third successive victory.

After Rashford and Anthony Martial both missed penalties in United's win at Norwich on Sunday, Solskjaer's team went in front thanks to a successful spot-kick in the 26th minute at the Bridge.

Daniel James was fouled by Marcos Alonso and Rashford stepped up to send Caballero the wrong way from the spot for his sixth goal of the season.

Michy Batshuayi equalised from long range in the 61st minute, but Rashford's superb 30-yard free-kick won it for United in the 73rd minute.

"We've got a good team spirit. Today we were excellent, with fast flowing football. That's Manchester United. We're trying to get back to that," Solskjaer said.

β€œMarcus has that strike in him. I’ve seen him in training so many times.

With AFP