Manchester United saw themselves rise to see off league strugglers Bournemouth in a thrilling encounter at Old Trafford this afternoon.
The Reds thumped Eddie Howe’s Cherries 5-2 in an exciting display in Manchester which saw United’s front-three of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood all get on the scoreboard as well as Portuguese fan-favourite Bruno Fernandes.
Speaking after the game Rashford outlined how exciting performances like today’s are from United. Rashford said: “Yes, its definitely enjoyable when you win games but just to be playing games at Old Trafford week in week out is an amazing feeling.
“The lads enjoyed it today these are the type of performances we want to be putting in.”
In light of the exciting and youthful United attacking-trio who have a combined age of just 21.3-years, Rashford said: “For us it doesn’t really matter who scores for us as long as someones scoring and putting the points on the table. […] They’ve been brilliant all season [Martial and Greenwood] so it’s important now to push on until the end of the season.”
Youngster and team-mate Greenwood got on the score board twice today in a performance which will undoubtedly see his stock rise even higher.
Assessing his compatriot’s performance, Rashford said: “Left foot, right foot he can finish. Both sides it’s comfortable for him.
“I wouldn’t put too much emphasis on him, i’d just let him play his football and let him do what he does.
“As you’ve seen today that’s what he does, he scores goals when other people can’t score goals.
“It’s a big bonus to have him in the squad.”
United’s afternoon wasn’t always plain sailing though having trailed Bournemouth after just 16-minutes as well as conceding a dubious penalty at the hands of VAR early in the second-half.
Addressing United’s defence concerns, Rashford said: “We recognise them [defensive mistakes] and we move on and just try to rectify them.
“We aren’t always going to score five or four goals in a game sometimes we might only score one so we need to try and make sure we don’t concede.”
Solskjaer’s United now find themselves inside the top-four for the first time since 2019. Having now extended their unbeaten run to an impressive 16-games in all competitions, Rashford said: “We are just trying to concentrate on ourselves, we can’t control of what the other teams can or can’t do.”
Listen to Rashford’s interview in full below, via BT Spot:
“It doesn’t matter for us who scores as long as someone is scoring!”
Anthony Martial: 20 goals@MarcusRashford: 20 goals
Mason Greenwood: 15 goals
Let’s call that healthy competition!
Some nice words from one Man Utd academy graduate to another 🇾🇪
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) July 4, 2020