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Manchester United star Marcus Rashford has explained why he took the penalty against Bournemouth and not Bruno Fernandes. Wonder strikes from Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial helped Manchester United beat AFC Bournemouth 5-2. Rashford has now opened up on the penalty he scored during that game.
Rashford made it 2-1 to United from the penalty spot after Junior Stanislas and Mason Greenwood had exchanged blows. He has now elaborated on the incident, saying: “The penalties are just penalties. We just decide at that moment who’s going to take them. As long as the penalty goes [in], it’s no worries for me.”
The England international’s goal against Bournemouth was his first since the restart and his 20th of the campaign.
He was delighted to have found the net, adding: “It’s definitely a nice feeling to back scoring goals, but you know for forwards you just take it one game at a time. Whether you score or you don’t score, the next game is always about scoring. That’s what I’ll continue to do, like I’ve done for the whole season, really. So game-by-game we want to win games and just keep competing for the trophies we’re still in.
“I want to say how blessed I feel to be back healthy. I’ve had this injury before in the past but this time it was quite a bit worse than the ones I’ve had before. It was definitely difficult news to hear.”