Marcus Rashford has hinted the secret to beating Chelsea goalie Kepa Arrizabalaga from the penalty spot in yesterday’s win over the Blues.
Rashford scored the opener from the penalty spot in the 18th minute after he was fouled by Kurt Zouma in the box 18.
Rashford told Match of the Day after the game: “It was a good start, in the first half we could have been a bit sharper but it is to be expected in the first game. In the second half we looked sharper and the fitness work we have been doing over the summer pulled us through.”
Surprisingly, it was Rashford and not Pogba who came to the spot to convert United’s penalty attempt and give the team the lead.
He explains his execution: “It’s about waiting for the keeper but if he doesn’t give you much then you go with which side you’re confident with. The keeper stood tall so it was hard. I look at him and wait to see if he can give me some movement when I’m running up and then decide which side I’m going.”
He added on United’s playing style: “We’re playing to our strengths, we’ve had players to be good on counter attack. Sometimes decision-making has let us down, but a lot of us are young players so we need to keep working on that.”