Marcus Rashford is in the form of his life and going into this Sunday’s Carabao Cup final, he had scored 16 goals in his last 18 appearances.
Roughly halfway through the mouthwatering final against Newcastle, it looked like he had scored his 25th goal of the season – at least that’s what supporters thought at half-time.
But after a closer look, it was confirmed that the strike would go down as a Newcastle own-goal after Sven Botman’s deflection guided in past Loris Karius.
Speaking after the game, Rashford delivered his verdict on winning his first trophy since 2017 and also admitted that he was claiming the goal after Roy Keane cheekily questioned the decision.
"Are you claiming that goal?" 👀
"Yeah I'm claiming it!" 😅
Marcus Rashford reflects on Manchester United winning the Carabao Cup! 🏆🔴 pic.twitter.com/zmYYynjmMg
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) February 26, 2023
“I think it’s definitely a mixture of all emotions,” Rashford told Sky Football, as seen above.
“I just want to say that it’s massive for us to be involved in these types of games and it’s something that we’ve missed as a cub.
“The fact that we’ve come all this way and we’ve went on and won it, it’s a massive feeling but hopefully it pushes us now to keep going.”
On the controversial decision to change the second goal to an own-goal, he was quick to reaffirm Keane that he had no intentions of allowing it to be remembered as a wayward deflection.
“I’m claiming it!” he said as he laughed off Keane’s suggestion that it went down as an own-goal.