Marcus Rashford said he used the cramping Wolves defender to score the decisive goal for Man Utd.
Rashford happily celebrated after scoring for MU – Credit: AP
Welcoming Wolves in the Premier League round of 16, Man Utd faced many difficulties. Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and coaches proved deadlock throughout the match and fortunately had a goal in the third minute of injury time. The hero of the Red Devils in the match at Old Trafford was none other than Marcus Rashford.
90 + 3 minutes, Rashford received a long pass from Bruno Fernandes. The British star took the ball and shot the ball with effort, causing the ball to hit Wolves defender Romain Saiss’s foot and fly straight into the net. Goalkeeper Rui Patricio was completely helpless in this situation.
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Speaking after the game, Rashford spoke up about his “golden goal”. The 23-year-old striker said he focused on exploiting the weaknesses of young defender Rayan Ait-Nouri to score. Accordingly, the 19-year-old star on Wolves side seems to have had a cramp at the end of the game.
“It is a goal that is of decisive significance. Maybe winning today isn’t the best, but the important thing is that we got 3 points. Today’s game was difficult and we anticipated it. However, the team finally passed to move on.
I observed that the Wolves winger (Ait-Nouri) had a cramp a few minutes earlier. So I just thought in my mind that I would rush at him, causing him to struggle with defense and wait and see what could happen. Fortunately, we got the goal in the event of the ball going off course.
That goal means a lot. We were a bit disappointed when we didn’t play as well as we wanted. However, we won the game. No matter how bad this game is, we have 3 points in our hand.
Currently, we do not think too far about the future. The whole team still has to work hard. We have to play game by game and try to win like this. Let’s see where we will be at the end of the season, ”said Rashford.
This season, Rashford is in very high form. After 23 appearances in all competitions for Man Utd, he has scored 13 goals and 8 assists.