Rashford: Back-to-back wins vital for United
Marcus Rashford says there’s more to come from Manchester United after the Reds recorded a third consecutive away win, by beating Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridge.
Our no. 10 scored twice, including a sensational free-kick, to secure our place in the quarter-final of the Carabao Cup, at the expense of Frank Lampard's Blues.
“I don’t think we’re even half-way playing to what we can and to the potential of this team,” Rashford told Sky Sports after the final whistle.
“The only way to get to that 100% of what we can do is to keep putting the work in, keep listening to the manager and the coaching staff and to keep believing.
“That’s what we’ve done today, and you can see the result.”
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United, who hadn’t tasted victory away from home since March prior to last Thursday’s success in Belgrade, are in the midst of our best run of form this season, having won three and drawn one of our four games since the international break.
Rashford insists that putting a run of wins together is the team’s primary concern, starting with the trip to the Vitality Stadium to play Bournemouth on Saturday.
“If you get a couple of wins back-to-back early on in the season it can change the direction the season is going,” added Rashford.
“Because mentally, for a team like Man United, when you’re winning back-to-back games, the team’s confidence levels go up.
“So, if we can keep doing this and keep it up in the league, we take it game by game and go back up the table.”
After scoring his 50th goal for the club, the Academy graduate quickly notched his 51st and 52nd efforts in a red shirt and there can’t have been many better than the 35-yard free-kick that beat a despairing Willy Caballero to ultimately win the match for United.
“It’s always worth a shot, because if you get it up and over the wall, it’s got a chance. It’s difficult for the keeper.
“So, you just get the team to follow it because maybe the keeper doesn’t hold on to it. I just see it as an opportunity to score a goal and you do your best.”
The 21-year-old, who turns 22 on Thursday, had earlier stepped up to dispatch a penalty just days after missing from the spot at Norwich.
“I missed the last penalty so the best way to get over it is by scoring the next penalty. So, yeah, I was happy we got another one to take so you can bounce back after the last one.
“Three points is the way you want to start a day like tomorrow. But today is also my brother’s birthday so it’s a big day for me and I’m happy to get the goals.”
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