Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Rashford double helps Manchester United attain League Cup semi-finals

Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford, left, scores his aspect’s third aim previous Charlton’s goalkeeper Ashley Maynard-Brewer throughout the English League Cup quarter-final match.
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Marcus Rashford was on the right track for the sixth successive match in all competitions as his late double helped Manchester United beat third-tier Charlton Athletic 3-0 to achieve the League Cup semi-finals on Tuesday.

A much-changed United had the higher of the early openings and deservedly took the lead in twenty first minute as Brazilian ahead Antony curled a surprising strike into far nook.

Antony’s fellow countryman Fred then curled a sensational effort in the direction of aim from a free kick, however noticed his rasping shot come out off the within of the publish.

United had additional probabilities so as to add a game-clinching second earlier than Rashford stepped off the bench to fireside two late objectives to place the seal on an eighth victory in a row in all competitions for the house aspect.

Rashford has now scored 15 objectives in all competitions this season, having mustered simply 5 final time period, and has discovered the web in eight straight matches at Outdated Trafford.

“I’ve advised you a lot occasions, when he places himself within the place, in a single on ones within the field, he’ll rating,” coach Erik ten Hag mentioned. “That’s what he’s doing for the time being. If he retains the main focus and retains doing what he’s doing, he’ll rating extra.

“First half I used to be completely satisfied, however I used to be much less proud of not being medical in entrance of aim. We created numerous probabilities. We should always have scored extra. Generally we want that further move. We needed to combat proper till the top.

“However we’re scoring objectives from the again, from set performs too, so I believe we’re progressing.”

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