Marcus Rashford celebrates scoring against Wolves.

What drove Rashford to shoot at the death v Wolves?

Tuesday 29 December 2020 23:04

Marcus Rashford ended 2020 in style by grabbing the winner for Manchester United in our 1-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers.

As the match entered injury time, it looked to be heading for a scoreless draw until Marcus picked the ball up at the edge of the box in injury time, drove at the Midlands club's back line and fired a shot at goal.

Thankfully, a deflection off opposition defender Roman Saiss managed to unsettle Rui Patricio in the away goal and ensured the ball found its way into the back of the Stretford End net.

Speaking after the game, Marcus explained what influenced his decision to run at Wolves defender Rayan Ait-Nouri, before smashing in the decisive effort.

“The full-back got cramp a few minutes before," said our no.10, when speaking to Amazon Prime after the match.

“I said in my head that the next time I got the ball, I was going to try and go at him and make him chop and turn and just see if I can make something happen. Thankfully, in the end, it got a deflection and went in.

“It’s the deciding goal and it’s not the most beautiful goal, but we’ll take what we can get,” he continued. “We’ll take the three points and move on. Today was a tough game and we expected a tough game. 

“We just managed to get over the line and, at the end of day, it’s three points. No matter how scrappy it is, we’ll take them.”
For Marcus Rashford MBE, a year that has been been dominated off the pitch by his widely respected anti-poverty work, has ended on the pitch with the Reds in second place in the Premier League table, two points off top spot.

However, the England international feels it is still too early to think about where United could potentially be at the climax of the 2020/21 campaign.

“I think we can’t look too far ahead,” he said. “I think that we’re a team that is still doing a lot of work on ourselves.

“To be looking at the table so early in the season is a bit stupid of us. We have to take it one day at time and if we keep finding ways to win like this, then we’ll see where we are at the end of the season.”