Rashford reacts to dramatic finish
Marcus Rashford fired home with the last kick of the game, to seal the three points for Ralf Rangnick’s men and lift us into the top four of the Premier League table.
Having joined the action just after the hour mark, Rashford was on hand to finish fellow substitute Edinson Cavani’s low cross, and by the time the celebrations had subsided and a brief VAR check had taken place, referee Jon Moss was blowing his whistle for full time.
And Marcus said that there is no better feeling than scoring a late winner.
Speaking to MUTV, Rashford said: “Winning a game like that, it’s the best feeling in football really.
“Regardless of who is on the pitch, you have to keep going until the last minute. It is the best way to win a game for me and it’s the greatest feeling.”
Rashford’s winner was his second goal in as many matches, having scored the third goal after coming off the bench in our 3-1 win at Brentford on Wednesday. The 24-year-old expressed his delight at scoring in consecutive fixtures.
“It obviously does good for your confidence,” he said. “But the biggest thing that can help your confidence is by winning games.
“When the team is winning games, consecutive games, hopefully we can use that as fuel and motivation to go on and win the next few games.”
United’s victory over West Ham saw the Reds leapfrog our opponents into fourth position in the Premier League table. Discussing the importance of the result, Rashford added:
“It has a lot of significance. There’s a few teams behind us that have a couple of games on us, but nevertheless it is nice to go into the break at fourth position.
“In the Premier League you never know what is going to happen, so we just have to focus on ourselves and keep trying to improve.”
He added: “There is a lot to play for and the most important thing is that there are trophies to play for.”
“As long as we keep working hard and keep doing our best on the pitch, we should keep picking up results because we have the quality and the mentality to win games.”