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Marcus Rashford heaps praise on two Manchester United players as Manchester United beat Arsenal 3-1

Dylan Penketh

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Marcus Rashford heaps praise on two Manchester United players as Manchester United beat Arsenal 3-1

Manchester United defeated Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday to continue their good run of form under Erik ten Hag.

Marcus Rashford played the London club off the park at points, getting on the scoresheet twice and providing an assist for Antony as the Red Devils emerged victorious.

Having scored only four goals the entire of last season, Rashford already has three so far under Erik ten Hag and looks to be getting himself into fine form.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Rashford said: "It’s a massive game against Arsenal, the fact they’ve had such a good start to the season meant it was a big test for us.


"We showed up, we stood up to the challenge, we can be proud of ourselves.”

United cannot savour this victory too much as in four days time the club are making their debut in this season’s Europa League against Real Sociedad.

"Sharp turnaround to the next game but it’s nice to get into the rhythm of things and keep playing games,” Rashford noted.


It was tough, they are a good team, they know the principles, they’re a good position based team.”

Arsenal have been in fine form this season and sit top of the Premier League, and have received many plaudits for the way they play.

“[They] offer a lot of difficult things with players dropping in pockets and some attacking threat,” Rashford explained. “It’s a difficult game and we expected so we had to be up for the challenge.

"We’ve got some excellent passes of the ball and as long as we make three, four, five runs then we’re going to get the ball.”


One critic of Manchester United over the last few seasons is that they seem unable to play well for a full 90 minutes, and often only win games due to quick moments.


“We might not get it the first time but we have to keep going for 90 minutes,” said Rashford.

"It’s tough, we have to give them possession where they can’t hurt because like I said they’re a good team, we tried to give the ball at the back and let them have time there then press them on the side.”


The Englishman had very particular praise for both Bruno Fernandes and Christian Eriksen, who each provided him with one assist against Arsenal.

"There’s a couple of times they got through the press, they are electric when they get going. It’s really important to keep going when Bruno, Chris are on the ball.

“It’s important to make them runs and give them options and we managed to do that."

Manchester United are due to play again on Thursday as they take on Real Sociedad in the Europa League.

Featured Image Credit: Manchester United

Topics: Manchester United, Marcus Rashford, Arsenal, Premier League

Dylan Penketh
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