Marcus Rashford is in the form of his life after scoring 14 goals across all formats post restart after the World Cup campaign and Barcelona became his last victim on a 2-2 draw.
Manchester United visited Nou Camp for their UEFA Europa League round of 32 clash with Barcelona and Erik Ten Hag’s side produced a clinical performance despite not being able to emerge as victorious.
Marcus Rashford is vital to Manchester United’s playstyle as the Englishman proved it right once again after scoring the opener for the visitors and further played a vital role in Kounde’s own goal.
I don't think people realize how crazy that goal was from Marcus Rashford. pic.twitter.com/ZzKbqEWWiP
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However, the star forward is not in complete satisfaction as he believed they should have won the match as the amount of chances they had, it should be an easy win for them.
“I feel like in the circumstances today it’s disappointing, I felt that we were in good shape and we were hurting them,” Rashford told MUTV.
“It’s a massive moment for me at 2-1, it’s a foul, it’s outside the box. It’s a red card and it changes the dynamics of the game. I don’t understand why the referee thinks that I’m going down. I’m one-on-one with the ‘keeper, there’s no gain for me to go down, so I’m confused with that decision.”
🗣 "It's a red card." 🟥
Erik ten Hag gives his thoughts on the referee's decision not to call for a foul on Rashford pic.twitter.com/j4zgUDP7zm
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“We have to move on now. [This] is a result that we can take back. We can definitely take back the performance. We have a league game in between but for the next game we know we can hurt them.”- He further added.
Manchester United started the game in blistering pace as the visitors looked razor sharp but failed to grab the opportunities after wasting chances after chances.
“I thought they started the game really well. They were in good control and possession. We had moments in the first half but not really as many clear-cut chances.”- Manchester United No. 10 said.
Barcelona took the lead at the start of the second half via Marcus Alonso’s header but Rashford brought the goal back for the Red Devils almost immediately with a superb low finish.
🎥 FC Barcelona Goal
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“To be honest, I didn’t have that many options in terms of type of finishes. It’s either, go high to the near post or go low and I just felt maybe more of a chance going low from that angle.”- Rashford told MUTV about his goal.
“I just made my mind up and just ran through it and thankfully it went in.”