Keane calls on Rashford to maintain good form after Man United’s FA Cup win


Roy Keane has called on Marcus Rashford to maintain his goalscoring form after notching a late penalty in Man United’s FA Cup win over Everton.

Erik ten Hag’s side booked their place in the next round of the competition thanks to goals from Antony, Rashford and a Conor Coady own-goal. The Everton defender also scored his side’s equaliser in the first-half.

Rashford was instrumental in the victory and received plaudits from ITV’s pundits after the game, including United legend Keane who said he ‘expects’ top level performances from the England forward.

Speaking after the game, Keane said: ‘This is what I expect from him now. I’m not surprised by what I’ve seen from him tonight. I think he’s now becoming one of the main players for United.

‘Can he get them back competing for trophies? He’s taking responsibility. I kind of expect this from Marcus every week. When he gets full-backs in 1v1s, he’s going to go by you. We can’t even be that too critical of their [Everton] defending tonight.

Rashford helped reinstate Man United’s lead in the game during the second-half, after breezing by Seamus Coleman and drilling a cross into the box that Coady turned into his own net.

‘Even a 24-year-old Seamus Coleman can’t defend that. He’s just too quick. He’s going to decide what he’s going to do – that’s what the good players do,’ Keane continued.

‘You can’t stop the players who are on top form. And Seamus, he’s [Rashford] got him on toast there.’

The England forward made it five goals in his last five games after notching a late penalty for his side during the 3-1 win.

Speaking on his current form, after the match, Rashford said: ‘In terms of performances, it’s probably the best that I’ve been so I feel good on the pitch, I’m getting into positions and areas to score goals. If I keep creating chances, I feel like I’ll keep scoring.’

‘It’s always nice to go through in cup games and the FA Cup is definitely a special one to play in. We’re pleased to go through to the next round and more importantly we keep momentum going and winning games.’

Earlier in the game, Rashford’s team-mate David De Gea came under scrutiny for his role in Everton’s equaliser.

The Spaniard allowed the ball to squeeze between his legs and into the path of Everton defender Conor Coady who converted from close range to level the game.

United will be hoping to continue their good form into their next game, which sees them face Charlton Athletic in a Carabao Cup tie on Tuesday night.


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