Marcus Rashford

Rashford: This is a step in the right direction

Thursday 09 March 2023 23:14

Marcus Rashford was pleased with Manchester United’s commanding 4-1 victory over Real Betis in the Europa League this evening.

Our no.10 was on target six minutes into the game to open the scoring with a thumping effort, before three second-half goals secured the win for Erik ten Hag's side.

The Reds were keen to hit back after Sunday’s defeat to Liverpool, with Rashford telling BT Sport: ''It’s a step in the right direction. We have to build on this now to gain momentum. 

''We can’t put too much emphasis on Sunday because it is gone, we can’t change it. We have to look forward now to the next games.''
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Rashford: It's about regaining momentum

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From the first whistle to the final, Old Trafford rallied behind United, much to the delight of our in-form forward.

''We’re all as one when we come here on matchdays,'' he told MUTV at full-time.

''We need them [the fans], we need their support and it is always good when they support players in moments that aren’t ideal.''

That included the rallying cries of ‘Bruno, Bruno, Bruno’ heard around the Theatre of Dreams after this evening’s captain received criticism in the wake of our defeat at Anfield. 

Our no.8 responded with a standout performance, echoed by Rashford: ''Bruno was excellent again today. Good goal and [his] overall performance [was] very good, everyone is pleased for him.''

Our frontman was equally complimentary to Wout Weghorst, who netted his first goal in front at Old Trafford late on, adding: ''He does a tremendous job for the team, we all know that, but it’s the goals that are going to keep him happy and keep him working hard. 

''I’m really pleased for him today and hopefully he gets some more.''
Rashford opened the scoring for United vs Real Betis.
While the Reds take a commanding three-goal lead to Spain with us for the next leg in a week's time (March 16), tonight’s first goal-scorer was keen to stress that this tie is far from over.

''It’s football,'' he told club media. ''Anything can happen.

''We have to go there with the right mentality and get the job done; we’ve put ourselves in a good position in the tie, but it’s not finished yet.''