Confident Rashford Wanted Pressure of Late Penalty

Marcus Rashford struck a confident tone following his last-gasp penalty winner for Manchester United in Wednesday’s Champions League clash.

The Premier League club entered the night two goals down from the first leg, but a controversial VAR decision and Rashford’s subsequent penalty strike handed them a 3-1 win on the night and sent them through on away goals following a 3-3 aggregate scoreline over the two matches.

And while the 21-year-old had never taken a penalty in a competitive match for the club, and had the win riding on his shoulders late on, he claims moment’s like Tuesday’s spot-kick are what players “live for”.

“I think it was just about keeping a cool head,” he told BT Sport . “That’s what you practice for. I wanted to take it.

“Those moments are the moments we live for, and we want to come out of them smiling after.

“Everything seemed to be against us, but we’re used to surviving these moments and we proved that again. We keep pushing and bettering ourselves.

“It’s a beautiful thing, to have 10 players injured too, but it’s an opportunity and it’s what they deserve.”

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