Marcus Rashford had a stunning moment in the Carabao Cup match between Manchester United and Chelsea on Wednesday.
Manchester United had opened the scoring from a 25th minute Rashford penalty, and the match went to the half time with United leading by a goal. 15 minutes into the second half, Michy Batsuayi equalised for Chelsea. But hardly 15 more minutes later, a breathtaking free kick from Manchester United sealed the game for United.
The free kick was compared to Cristiano Ronaldo’s freekick against Portsmouth.
The 2-1 victory meant that United qualified for the quarterfinals of the Carabao Cup. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seemed happy with the team’s performance after the match.
“Today we were excellent, with fast-flowing football,” Solskjaer was quoted as saying by ESPN. “That’s Manchester United. We’re trying to get back to that.
“When you give young lads the experience, like Brandon Williams got tonight — and the kid was outstanding — it’s only going to help them. We know we’re not the finished product, we’re a work in progress, but we keep trying to improve.”
Rashford was also of the feeling that they were going on the right path in terms of team development.
“We’ve been in a tough place,” Rashford said. “We’re still getting through that phase. The only way to get through it is to fight through it and win because they’re the things which keep everyone happy. When you’ve won, you wake up with a good feeling.
“The main focus was improvement and development. But we’re definitely going places.”