Gary Neville hails electric Marcus Rashford after Manchester United beat Burnley in the Carabao Cup

‘Marcus Rashford looked ELECTRIC at times’: Gary Neville hails Manchester United forward after his brilliant goal sealed 2-0 win over Burnley as England star continues fine World Cup form

  • Marcus Rashford scored a stunning goal in Man United’s 2-0 win over Burnley
  • Gary Neville claimed the forward was electric and has renewed confidence
  • Rashford has scored nine times across all competitions for Erik ten Hag’s side

Gary Neville has praised the performance of the ‘electric’ Marcus Rashford as the forward marked his return from the World Cup with a stunning solo goal to help Manchester United beat Burnley 2-0 in the Carabao Cup.

Rashford was one of five World Cup stars included in United manager Erik ten Hag’s starting line-up for the fourth round tie, with the 25-year-old continuing his recent resurgence.

The forward doubled United’s lead in the 57th minute, adding to Christian Eriksen’s first half opener.

Gary Neville praised Marcus Rashford’s electric performance for Manchester United

Rashford produced a driving run after receiving the ball in his own half, past between Jordan Beyer and Josh Cullen, before firing beyond goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell into the far corner.

Speaking on Sky Sports, Neville claimed the Ten Hag’s side were able to step up a gear at the right moments throughout the match to secure a quarter-final spot, before highlighting Rashford for praise. 

‘I think United had far more quality up front in the game and in the moments where the teams had the chances, Burnley couldn’t finish and United could,’ Neville said.

‘Particularly Marcus Rashford, who looked electric at times in that second half.

‘United didn’t play anywhere near their best, they were playing in third gear.

‘I thought United could go up a gear if needed. It was a comfortable night in the end.’

Neville claimed manager Erik ten Hag has helped restore Rashford's confidence this season

Neville claimed manager Erik ten Hag has helped restore Rashford’s confidence this season

Rashford has now scored nine goals in 20 matches of United across all competitions this season, while the forward struck three times for England at the World Cup in Qatar.

Neville had claimed pre-match that Rashford had become the most important forward at the club, with Anthony Martial in and out of the side and Cristiano Ronaldo having left in acrimonious fashion last month.

‘He looked lively and like he has got his confidence back,’ Neville said. ‘He is a different player to the one he was last year. The manager has helped him and given him his confidence back.’

Former Everton midfielder Leon Osman, speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live, also highlighted Rashford’s performance in the win.

‘Manchester United have been bright,’ he said. ‘They have controlled possession and played through the lines really well, when they’ve showed patience.

‘Marcus Rashford looks like he is prepared to carry on hitting the ground running and be fantastic for the rest of the season.’