Speaking to the media on Thursday night, Erik ten Hag said: “The team was creating some chances. Marcus Rashford had some chances before and he missed some. But he kept his belief, he kept trying, and got his reward.
“All good strikers know that not every chance you will get a goal but at this level, you don’t create five or six chances in a game so one of the two has to be in. [His form] tells you something about the team’s performance,
“It tells you something about him. If he keeps the focus, and makes sure he has the energy, the way, and the way he has to play in that system and style, he will get in scoring positions and then it’s about him, he has the ability to finish.”
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Manchester United are through to the Europa League quarter-finals after beating Real Betis 1–0 in a Round of 16 second-leg clash (5–1 on aggregate).
Rashford scored the only goal of the game on Thursday, thumping in a 25-yard effort in the second half just minutes after missing a chance to net a much easier ball.