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Marcus Rashford Gave A Passionate And Honest Interview After Manchester United's Europa League Final Loss

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Marcus Rashford Gave A Passionate And Honest Interview After Manchester United's Europa League Final Loss

Marcus Rashford gave a passionate interview after Manchester United lost the Europa League final to Villarreal on penalties.

The game in Gdansk finished 1-1 after 120 minutes and went to spot-kicks, where Unai Emery's side won 11-10 in an extraordinary shoot-out that saw United goalkeeper David De Gea miss the decisive spot-kick having failed to save any Villarreal efforts from 12 yards.

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Although United have made progress under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, they are yet to win any silverware under their former striker and this final defeat followed up a slew of semi-final losses in various competitions.

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Image: PA
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And Rashford spoke from the heart during a post-match interview, highlighting his immense disappointment and showing a strong mentality.

"The feeling inside is difficult to explain," the 23-year-old told BT Sport.

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"We came here to win. We've been working so hard all season and this was the opportunity to win a trophy and it didn't happen for whatever reason.

"We have to get rid of the disappointment and look back at the game and see what we did wrong. The team will not give up - no chance. The manager won't allow us to give up. We will come next season with bigger desire.

"People say a lot about Man United going downhill, blah, blah, blah, blah but for me, the club, desire, hunger, talent, ability, the squad, we have everything to compete at the highest level.

"We just have to show it to the world and ourselves, show why we belong in the top places and why we need to win finals like this.

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"Second doesn't count for nothing. Manchester City win the league, we finished second. Doesn't mean nothing. Villarreal won the Europa League, we finished second.

"For us it's nothing. I don't want to here 'they were so close' because it means nothing. One winner, one loser. Today we lost. We have to find out why and make sure next time we don't lose."

Rashford received a whole lot of praise for his interview, which again showed his admirable leadership qualities:

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Disgustingly, the 23-year-old was the subject of horrific racist abuse on social media after the game. He took to Twitter to reveal he was met with at least 70 racial slurs and one of the sick individuals was a maths teacher who sent him monkey emojis.

Topics: Football, Europa League final, Manchester United, Villarreal, Marcus Rashford

Josh Lawless
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