Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Marcus Rashford ‘pathetic’ for Nottingham Forest goal before Manchester United star helps inspire comeback

Marcus Rashford was labelled pathetic as Manchester United suffered a shocking start against Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

But the England star was at the centre of a dramatic comeback as United seal their first win of the season with a 3-2 victory.

Awoniyi had Forest in front within two minutesGetty

Boly made it two moments laterGetty

Forest rushed into an early two-goal lead at Old Trafford in astonishing circumstances to leave the home crowd stunned.

And Rashford came under fire for some abysmal defending in the opening goal.

Taiwo Awoniyi shrugged off the United star to fire home after barely two minutes played.

Speaking on talkSPORT, Dean Ashton vented at the England international and said: “Disastrous start for United. That is the one player you don’t want it to fall to.

“He would’ve loved to see Rashford there. He just shrugged him aside!

“Marcus Rashford, I’m sorry, that was pathetic defending. You had the chance to tackle and it was a pathetic effort.”

But even more chaos was set to go ahead as just seconds later, Willy Boly doubled Forest’s lead to put them in dreamland.

Morgan Gibbs-White crossed the ball to find the defender, who headed in without barely moving.

While it was a disastrous opening four minutes for United, they managed to regroup and Rashford sparked the revival.

Eriksen scored to make it 2-1 after some fine play from Rashford

And after ramping up their efforts, that pressure paid off when Christian Eriksen grabbed one back.

It was Rashford who made the goal, atoning for his earlier mistake by making full use of his skillset in a one-on-one with Serge Aurier.

He left the Frenchman for dead with a remarkable turn of pace from out wide before putting the ball on a plate for the Denmark international.

After Casemiro equalised, Rashford won a penalty for Bruno Fernandes to complete the comeback in the second-half, atoning for the early error.

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