Rashford: It's a massive feeling

Sunday 26 February 2023 21:53

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford hopes the win over Newcastle United in the Carabao Cup final can be the start of the Reds lifting more trophies.

The in-form forward grabbed our second goal at Wembley, with a close-range effort that deflected off the boot of Sven Botman and was initially registered as an own goal by the Newcastle defender.

Rashford has bagged 17 goals in 19 appearances since returning from the World Cup and has netted 25 times in all competitions for United this season - his recent double against Leicester City made this the best scoring campaign of his career so far.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the final, Rashford hopes that United's first taste of silverware under Erik ten Hag will inspire a search for more.

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“It's massive for us to be involved in these types of games, something that we've missed as a club,” said Rashford.

“The fact that we've come all this way and we've gone on and won is a massive feeling but hopefully it pushes us now to keep going.

“I'm happy right now so it doesn't matter! I'm buzzing with the result, the boys and the staff have put a lot of work in to get here and to go on and win it is just a massive feeling.”

Rashford praised the performance of this fellow goalscorer in the final, Casemiro. The former Real Madrid enforcer joined the Reds in the summer of 2022 and has been one of the standout players for United this season. He grabbed the opener against Newcastle when he leaped to head the ball past Loris Karius from a Luke Shaw free-kick.

When asked what kind of impact Casemiro has brought to the squad since joining, Rashford stated that the midfielder has brought a “security” to the side.

“He makes a huge difference, his leadership and experience in games is huge,” said Marcus.

“I've spoken to some of the other forwards and on the pitch they feel that sense of security behind them. It's massive for us and I'm buzzing for him today, his first trophy for the club and hopefully he can push us now to get even more.”