Manchester United progressed to the quarter-finals of the League Cup last night after a 2-0 win over Burnley at Old Trafford. Christian Eriksen scored the first goal before a fantastic individual effort from Marcus Rashford sealed the result. Picking the ball up in his own half, he ran at the Burnley defence before space opened up for him and he was able to slot the ball in to the back of the net.
Having been criminally overlooked by Gareth Southgate at the World Cup, despite being England’s top scorer in the tournament, Rashford was able to show United fans just what he is capable of.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the game he discussed how it felt to be back at Old Trafford and how he wants to continue adding goals to his game.
It’s always good to come back and it was a tough game. It’s good to get the win and go onto the next round. It’s just about recovering now and being ready for the next game.
There was obviously space in front of me and you are almost just waiting for the right time to get the pass off. The gap just appeared and I sort of just went for it. Thankfully it came off.
It is such a key factor of my game and I am trying to just improve on being effective on whichever side I am playing on, whether that’s wide or through the middle. The players we have in the team and the passes they can make [are superb]. I have to just concentrate on making good runs and making sure my timing is good and I feel like I will always make chances.