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Rashford admits to targeting injured Ait-Nouri

Wed 30 December 2020 | 8:44

Rashford reveals his scheme to take advantage of the injured Wolves’ wing-back to score the goal that sealed the victory for the Red Devils.

Rashford’s

93-minute late winner secured

Manchester United

all the three points, which lifted the club to the second-place heading into the New Year.

The 23-year-old ran behind the struggling

Ait-Nouri

to receive

Bruno Fernandes’

pass before cutting inside to find the net.

Rashford says he noticed the 19-year-old’s struggle with his injury as he tried to get back to the game.

"It’s the deciding goal,"

Rashford said in a post-match interview.

"Probably not the most beautiful but we will take what we can get and take the three points and move on.

"Today was tough but we expected a tough game but managed to get over the line.

"The full-back had cramp a few minutes before so I just had it in my head I wanted to go at him and make him chop and turn and just see if I could make something happen and thankfully in the end we got a deflection.

"It means a lot. We were a little disappointed that we didn’t play as well as we wanted to or could have but it is three points and no matter how scrappy it was we will take it.

"For us, we can’t look too far ahead. We are a team that is still doing a lot of work on ourselves. We have to take it one game at a time but if we can keep finding ways to win like this we will see where we are at the end of the season."

 

The Red Devils are now in second place with two points away from the league’s reigning champions and current leaders, Liverpool. They’ll face Aston Villa at home in their next match.


source: SportMob