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Manchester United ace Rashford - “We were calm.”

Man United climbed back into the Premier League's top four after beating a resilient Brentford side at Old Trafford.


Manchester United ace Rashford believes patience and calmness was key in their win over Brentford
Manchester United ace Rashford believes patience and calmness was key in their win over Brentford

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford insists that it is vital the Red Devils continue to win games because “we are in that period of the season where every game is important and every game counts.”



England international Rashford scored his 15th Premier League goal of the season - and 28th in all competitions - to help Erik ten Hag’s side secure the vital win at Old Trafford.


Rashford’s first-half strike was the only goal in the game against the Bees but it was enough to move United above Tottenham in the race to qualify for the Champions League spot, and was the response manager Ten Hag craved after Sunday's defeat at Newcastle.


United duo Scott McTominay and Antony nearly broke the deadlock before Rashford finished off Marcel Sabitzer’s assist.

'We want to get as many points as possible'


Speaking to BBC MOTD, the 25-year-old said: "We are in that period of the season where every game is important and every game counts so we are pleased to win and hopefully we can get back to where we were a few weeks ago.


"The important thing is always to win the next game. Everyone is clear that we are not going to play our best every week but there is never a time to drop our standards and we have to keep trying to push each other every week.



"We were a bit more patient out of possession, we waited for the right conditions to press rather than pressing every ball. We were calm and kept communicating to try and stop the supplies to their forward men.



When asked about finishing in the top four this season, Rashford answered: "That's the aim, we want to get as many points as we possibly can and we will try and win every game. We just have to keep playing well and give our best, keep recovering well, and move on to the next fixture."


Man United are now level on 53 points with third-placed Newcastle, who trashed West Ham 5-1 at the London Stadium - and three ahead of fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur, who have played one more game than their top-four rivals.



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