Man Utd striker hailed as a "fighting machine" by club legend after Nottingham Forest win
| Last updated
Manchester United star Marcus Rashford was hailed as a “fighting machine” by Roy Keane after the club’s 3-0 victory over Nottingham Forest.
Rashford’s sensational strike opened the scoring at the City Ground before Wout Weghorst added a second on the stroke of halftime. It was the Netherlands international’s first goal for the club.
Bruno Fernandes wrapped up the scoring in the game's dying embers as United closed in on their first Carabao Cup final appearance since 2017, when they won the competition.
Rashford in particular was the star of the show. The England international’s solo goal took his tally to 10 strikes in as many games since returning from the World Cup.
It was also his fifth goal in the Carabao Cup alone, putting him at the head of the competition’s top scorer’s list this term.
Keane full of praise for Rashford
The famously curmudgeon Keane praised Rashford for taking responsibility in the United ranks, and labelled the 25-year-old a “lean, fighting machine.”
Speaking to Sky Sports Keane said: "We were pitchside when the players came out and he looked lean. You wouldn't want to be up against him - all the best.
"He looks like a lean, fighting machine.
"Sometimes it's about confidence - there is where he's peaking now. He's played a lot of games for United and big games for England in the last few years.
"Sometimes the penny drops for a player in terms of decision-making and putting the ball in the back of the net. And they've needed him.
"The question mark I've had over Marcus in the last few years is, has he got that personality to step up to the plate?
"United have had some great strikers over the years, and I think they need someone like that. Marcus has to say he wants that responsibility to be the main man. The best players turn up week in and week out. It looks like he's now enjoying that responsibility, which is great to see."
Featured Image Credit: Alamy
Topics: Football, Marcus Rashford, Roy Keane, Manchester United, Nottingham Forest, Carabao Cup