United icon Rio Ferdinand felt that the plan was always to bring Rashford on at half-time. “I think at half-time, you rarely make a sub unless it’s a planned thing or there’s an injury,” Ferdinand explained.
“Today, I thought that was a plan and to put down a marker with Marcus for the game. A little slap, bang, react, get me a goal and it worked perfectly well for him.”
Rashford nearly had a second goal, but he had a goal disallowed having got a bit of luck as his shot hit Jose Sa, bounced back off the forward and then rolled into the back of the net, but VAR ruled that it hit Rashford’s hand.