Marcus Rashford scored Manchester United’s winning goal against Manchester City on Saturday afternoon, with two goals in four minutes turning the game on its head.
Rashford now has 16 goals in 26 appearances this season and in an interview with the club’s official site credited the atmosphere from the Stretford End for giving the team belief to get the goals.
It is an amazing feeling. [In the] second-half, going and playing towards that Stretford End, when you are tired and you are in pain and you are suffering, you want to be going towards that Stretford End, 100 percent. Because they keep you going and when you have an opportunity or get close to [City’s] goal, they are screaming and shouting and it really does give you a lift. So, we are pleased we got the win for the fans, and to do it in the Stretford End just makes it a little bit more special.
It is important to keep the pressure on. When you are going up, facing the Stretford End and they can feel that pressure, there is a presence there. And when the ball went in the back of the net it was just an amazing feeling and to do it at the Stretford End, there is nothing that really beats it.
While United dominated the chances, with City’s only effort on goal over the 90 minutes resulting in their only goal, they saw much more of the ball. Rashford acknowledges we weren’t at our best but was delighted that we dug in for the win regardless.
It’s a massive game. It was important for us to win this game. One, it keeps the momentum going and two it is a big game for the fans. It will do a lot for us. We have obviously shown progression since we last faced them. So to get the win today solidifies that, and hopefully we can keep going as a team and that was what it was today. I think they played better than us. They were a lot better on the ball. But we stuck together and we suffered out there on the pitch and we did that as a team and we got the win in the end.