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Marcus Rashford scores Man United's winner after being dropped by Erik ten Hag

Nasir Jabbar

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Marcus Rashford scores Man United's winner after being dropped by Erik ten Hag

Marcus Rashford starred as he came off the bench to score Manchester United's match-winner against Wolves on Saturday.

Rashford was dropped by Erik ten Hag for the Premier League clash at Molineux despite producing a brilliant performance against Nottingham Forest.

He was axed from the starting XI for an 'internal disciplinary' reason, but entered the fray at half-time with the game goalless.

And he didn't disappoint as he scored a brilliant goal in the 76th minute after linking up expertly with Bruno Fernandes.

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Rashford picked up the ball from the left wing and drove at Wolves' backline. He played a splendid one-two with Fernandes, who pierced a delightful into his path.

From there, the England international showed off his strength before finding the back of the net with a tidy right-footed finish.

Speaking before kick-off, Ten Hag explained his decision behind leaving Rashford on the bench.

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He said: "Internal disciplinary. No details. Our rules. Now focus on the game. He is in very good form and no-one can play all the games."

The 1-0 victory lifts Man United back into the top four in the table, with 32 points on the board.

Marcus Rashford celebrates scoring for Man United. Image: Alamy
Marcus Rashford celebrates scoring for Man United. Image: Alamy

As for Rashford, he has now scored 11 goals in 22 games in all competitions this season.

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He's enjoying a prolific term having scored just five goals last season.

Luke Shaw, who kept a second clean sheet at centre-back, praised his teammate following the result.

"When you've got someone like Marcus Rashford to come on in the second half, you know there's a goal coming," he told BT Sport.

On Rashford's performance, Ten Hag said: "It is good after the decision. He was bright, he was lively, scored a goal. The right reaction. Of course [it's the end of the matter]."

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Man United resume their league campaign next Tuesday when they host Bournemouth.

Will Rashford return to the starting XI?

Featured Image Credit: BT Sport

Topics: Manchester United, Marcus Rashford, Football

Nasir Jabbar
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