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Jamie Redknapp hails Marcus Rashford after his free-kick

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Jamie Redknapp has labelled Marcus Rashford’s brilliant after his free-kick against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup,

Rashford’s free-kick winner gave United the lead with a penalty after Marcos Alonso fouled Daniel James.

Michy Batshuayi equalized for Chelsea, but Rashford won the game with a 30-yeard free-kick into the top scorer.

Manchester United reached the quarter-final of the Carabao Cup.

“I’ve seen a lot of free kicks, and that’s right up there,” said Sky pundit Redknapp.

“You see Roger Federer, all the greats from different sports, they make it look effortless.  As he strikes that it’s so easy. It looks like he’s just trying to clip the ball into the box. As it hits the net it looks like it’s going faster.

“You (Darren Fletcher) played with David Beckham who was one of the greatest. You used to have to put the movement on the ball.  These days, with the ball, the technique, getting that knuckleball effect. Juninho used to do it, (Didier) Drogba, (Cristiano) Ronaldo, the goal he scored against Portsmouth.  It’s not so much the players, it’s almost the ball, you’re trying to make it wobble. When we played you wanted to try and make it curve and make it do it itself. This ball is perfect for players.”

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