Rashford: My aim is to enjoy my football

Thursday 10 November 2022 23:35

Marcus Rashford has delivered his verdict following Manchester United's enthralling 4-2 win against Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup.

The England international, who has just been named in Gareth Southgate's World Cup squad, put on an electric performance against the Midlanders.

Rashford scored the Reds' second equaliser, after Anthony Martial pulled it back to 1-1 early in the second half. 

Further goals from Bruno Fernandes and Scott McTominay, late on, secured a passage to the fourth round, where Erik ten Hag's side will welcome Burnley to Old Trafford. 

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After enjoying an impressive start to the season, Rashford says his focus right now is to enjoy his football. 

"My aim is just to get back to enjoying my football, and, at the minute, I am," he told Sky Sports at full-time. 

"I can't complain!" 

The game was a tale of two halves, with the second period really coming to life with six goals flying in. 

"[It was] definitely an entertaining second half [with] lots of chances," he added to club media. 

"I think we defended a little better and we were better in possession as well, so, therefore, we created more chances.

"It's always good to score goals at Old Trafford and four goals tonight - two goals from losing positions - we can't complain."

Ten Hag's triple substitution changed the game, and that included the introduction of Christian Eriksen from the bench. 

Rashford was full of praise for the great Dane, who helped create plenty of opportunities. 

"It's the quality in the passes and, for me, it's the calmness," he added to Sky Sports.

"Up front, we're always making runs at a high tempo. We need someone on the ball that can slow it down, someone that can see the pitch and play the passes."

Marcus Rashford was full of praise for team-mate Christian Eriksen.

While for some football fans, one eye may be already on the World Cup, Rashford's focus is on the Reds and seeing out this section of our campaign on a high. 

"For me, the focus is United and performing at United, then England is always going to be around the corner," he declared. 

"I'm really pleased to be back in the squad and it's going to be a massive month for us, so I'm looking forward to that but, hopefully, we can close off this chapter with a win on Sunday [at Fulham]."