Marcus Rashford Hits Manchester United Winner At Wolves After “Disciplinary” Benching

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Marcus Rashford The Manchester United forward’s late strike sparked a 1-0 win at Wolves on Saturday, prompting the perfect response to his benching for disciplinary reasons. United manager Erik ten Hag made a pre-match surprise when he revealed that Rashford had been ruled out due to an “internal discipline” problem. The 25-year-old has been in excellent form for Ten Hague this season and also scored three goals for England at the World Cup, so United fans were shocked to learn of his decline.

Ten Haag did not elaborate further when pressed on the decision to drop Rashford during his pre-match interview with BT Sport, adding it was “our rule”.

But Rashford’s exile only lasted until half-time when he was sent off by Ten Hague in a move that proved the catalyst for United’s fifth successive win in all competitions.

Rashford was determined to prove Ten Hag wrong as he ripped through the Wolves defense to score his 11th goal in all competitions this season and his third in three appearances since the World Cup.

United moved up to fourth in the Premier League, two points clear of Tottenham who have a game in hand, as they bid to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

Julen Lopetegui’s Wolves remain in the relegation zone after the Spaniard’s first defeat in three games in the relegation zone. Bruno in the tail

Just before kick-off there was a touching minute’s applause in tribute to the Brazilian legend. the firstwho died on Thursday at the age of 82.

United’s Brazil winger Anthony Pele lifted his shirt to reveal a personal message.

After Pele’s tribute and the passion of the Rashford debate, United went close to the early opener when Casemiro Looked at a header that was just deflected.

came to replace Rashford, Alexander Garnacho He should have put United ahead in the 16th minute when he pounced Nelson Semedo’s woeful backpass.

Garnacho has earned rave reviews for his impressive form this season, but the 18-year-old Argentine has lacked the mentality to shoot straight at Jose Sa.

Immediate effect

A disappointing first half for United ended in fitting fashion when Anthony Marshall Garnacho failed to convert a cross before team-mate Anthony launched in a close-range header which forced a scramble save from Saw.

Rashford was introduced for Garnacho early in the second half and made an immediate impact, setting up Bruno Fernandes For a blocked shot by Saw before Anthony applies the finishing touch.

In a rare Wolves threat, Ruben Neves’ 25-yard free-kick curled over the United wall and forced a penalty save from De Gea.

But United finally made the breakthrough in the 76th minute as Rashford responded to Ten Haag’s discipline.

Taking possession wide on the left flank, Rashford played a one-two with Fernandez and showed his will by keeping the Wolves defense at bay before slotting past Sa from six yards.

Ten Haag’s fist-pumping celebration suggests Rashford is no longer impersonal.

Rashford thought he had scored again moments later, but this time his close-range finish was disallowed for a clear handball.

An eventful afternoon for Rashford was also shown a yellow card for kicking the ball away in the last minute for time wasting.

It was an indiscretion Ten Hague may have been willing to overlook after his match-winning contribution.

In a dramatic denouement, the Wolves striker Raul Jimenez Almost stole Rashford’s thunder with a powerful stoppage-time header, but De Gea blocked to save the point.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is generated automatically from a syndicated feed.)

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