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Manchester United star Marcus Rashford explains importance of his final goal against Tottenham

Manchester United, Marcus Rashford, Cristiano Ronaldo, Edinson Cavani

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford is thrilled to have joined Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani in the score sheets after bagging the club’s final goal in the club’s 3-0 win over Tottenham.

The Saturday win changed the narrative of Manchester United‘s run this season. Veteran strikers Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani eased the pressure on club manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer by scoring one goal apiece for the Red Devils. However, it was the younger Marcus Rashford’s 86th-minute goal that served as the final nail in the coffin.

Commenting on the club’s empathic win, Rashford acknowledged that Ronaldo and Cavani did not fail to deliver what Manchester United needed from them.

“Top finishes, Cristiano [Ronaldo] is always playing on the edge and the link-up play with Edi [Cavani] and a top finish from him is what we need from the forwards,” Rashford said via Manchester Evening News.

While many have already written Tottenham off after Cavani’s 64th minute goal, Rashford insisted that it could still be anybody’s ball game up until “the last 10 or 15 minutes.” Fortunately, he managed to hit the back of the net 14 minutes before full-time.

“I mentioned in the second half when it gets stretched the spaces will always be there and it’s about patience and that’s how I got my goal, hold your run, wait for the pass to come and be calm in front of goal,” the England forward explained.

“It’s a great feeling, at 2-0 the last 10 or 15 minutes it can be a nervous end if they get a goal so to get the goal eased a lot of pressure, but we stayed connected and tight and kept a clean sheet,” he added.