Goal of the Day: Rashford beats Brighton
As we count down to tomorrow's match against Brighton and Hove Albion, it seems pertinent that today's 'Goal of the Day' comes from our last fixture against the Seagulls...
Date: 19 January 2019, Old Trafford, Premier League
Background: Rejuvenated under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the Reds had won six consecutive matches to climb the Premier League table and progress to the fourth round of the FA Cup. Marcus Rashford benefitted as much as anyone from the fresh start under club legend Ole, scoring four goals ahead of the visit from Chris Hughton’s stubborn side.
What happened next: Rashford's fine finish completed a hard-fought 2-1 win for United, by adding to Paul Pogba’s successfully converted penalty. Gross pulled one back late in the game for the visitors, but Ole’s men held out to register a seventh successive victory, ensuring the continuation of the feelgood factor around Old Trafford. It would be almost two months before United next lost a league game.
Reaction: A delighted Solskjaer said of Rashford’s stunning goal:
finish. That was the first thing I said to him when I met him. He had missed
some chances and I said ‘no problem, you’ll be all right, just settle down a little