Marcus Rashford scored an excellent goal in Manchester United’s 2-1 win over West Ham on Wednesday, his sixth goal in 11 appearances for the first team.
After the game, Michael Carrick was full of praise for the youngster, and insisted that he’s not just a flash in the pan.
It’s incredible. It’s so good to see young lads come in, do well and take their chance. Not in his wildest dreams could he have predicted the last two or three months that he’s had. He’s still got his feet on his ground though. He keeps coming in, he doesn’t change, he works hard, he listens, he’s willing to learn and I think he’s got a great chance of staying at the top for a long time. I don’t think it’s a flash in the plan, in and out. I think he’s here to stay and goals like that… we’ll welcome more of them!
Carrick is one of the more experienced players in United’s squad who hasn’t won the FA Cup before, so was over the moon to see United beat West Ham to progress to the semi-finals.
I’m delighted. It means a lot. I’m desperate to go further in this competition. It was a long last ten minutes in the match, but we got there. We defended well enough and David’s helped us. We probably should have been comfortable really, the way the game went for us in the second half, but we’ll take that.