Michael Carrick, who was captain on Sunday afternoon for Manchester United’s 1-0 win against City at the Etihad, has sung the praises of Marcus Rashford. The teenage Mancunian, who hasn’t even left school yet, earned United the win with his first half goal, and Carrick was very impressed with the finish.

I think it is more than three points. The position we are in the league meant it was a must-win. We had to get the three points before the international break to give us a boost and something to go at when we come back.

I thought we were good in the first half with a great goal from Marcus Rashford – an unbelievable finish. We hung on towards the end with some tired bodies cramping everywhere. It has been a long and tough week, but we have got through it and it’s a great result for us, and a great way to bounce back from Thursday night.

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