Marcus Rashford revealed he has played through the pain at Manchester United 2:1 victory against rivals Manchester City on Saturday.
Erik ten Hag’s men made a memorable comeback late at Old Trafford. Jack Grealish had opened the scoring for the visitors before a quick double from Bruno Fernandes and Rashford secured three valuable points for United.
But there was concern that Rashford might not be able to finish the game after going down with his hip in the first half.
Speak with bt sports After the game, Rashford said he forced himself to keep playing despite the pain as it was a big opportunity.
“Just a small blow, but in games like this you have to try to assert yourself,” he said.
“Luckily I did it, in the end of course I scored the goal and won the game and that’s what we set out to do. This game is obviously special but we’re happy with the three points and we’re going to carry on.” win at Old Trafford.”
Rashford’s winner was joined by Alejandro Garnacho, whose pace and tricks helped change the game against a tired City defence, and the England international was full of praise for his youthful team-mate.
“It’s a change in dynamic. I think I’ve said that many times, but the opportunities we have to come off the bench, even though we’ve been injured at times and we’ve all played out of position – Bruno has out of position Position played today – as you can see everyone puts in a shift. When you have players like Garno, young and hungry, full of talent and ready to make a difference, anything is possible,” added Rashford.