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Marcus Rashford Misses An Absolute Sitter Against Bournemouth

Josh Lawless

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Marcus Rashford Misses An Absolute Sitter Against Bournemouth

Marcus Rashford scored the winner for Manchester United at the Vitality Stadium and it was the only way he could redeem himself after his shocking miss earlier.

Anthony Martial had cancelled out Callum Wilson's opener in the first half but Rashford initially spurned a golden opportunity.

Ashley Young's curling free-kick crashed against the crossbar and then the ball dropped perfectly to Rashford, a matter of yards out.

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But the 21-year old wasn't clinical and leathered his effort straight against Nathan Ake, who produced a fine last-ditch block to his credit.

Paul Pogba thought he'd found the net when the rebound bounced off him but David Brooks got back in and cleared the ball off the line - the goal decision system showed just how tight it was.

Strikers dream of those sort of opportunities but Rashford just didn't maintain any level of composure.

However, he made perfect amends shortly after when he popped up in the box and scored a stoppage time winner for the visitors.

Prior to the game, Jose Mourinho had talked about there being too much pressure on United's No.10 after all that he's achieved so far.

"I think the pressure is probably too high," Mourinho said in his pre-match press conference.

"He just turned 21. How many players at 21 had more game time in a big club, for a big country and national team? How many players are getting these kind of opportunities to develop their potential? Not many. From my point of view, [only] a little pressure will help him to achieve what he can achieve.

Topics: Football News, Football, Marcus Rashford, AFC Bournemouth, bournemouth

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