Rashford: How we plotted Wembley winner
Marcus Rashford and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have opened up on the thinking behind the attack and finish that led to Manchester United's winner at Wembley against Tottenham Hotspur.
“We've done a lot of work in training on switching the play and little things like that,”revealed the in-form forward, who now has four goals in his last five Premier League games.
“We've had a long week in training and it's been tough in training, but that's the type of thing we've been working on. So for it to come out in a game is good for us as players and good for the staff as well.”
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“At first I wanted to try and take it across the defender,”confessed the Academy graduate,
“but I think if I had done that there was a chance of him getting a toe on it. So the first touch was a little bit too wide, but from there I knew what I wanted to do. It made it a bit more difficult, but it doesn't matter now because it went in!”
“When he came through I was thinking about the near post: hard, high, near post!”admitted the man who scored arguably the most famous goal in United history in the 1999 Champions League final against Bayern Munich.
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“But it was a fantastically-taken shot, that. It is a difficult skill. If it bounces for you then you can hit it on the outside, so you can curl it the other way, but this was as straight as a dye. It is a fantastic finish that just shows practice makes perfect, because he has been practicing lately in that position.