Marcus Rashford says Manchester United have not worked harder to secure a result this season, after scoring twice to ruin former manager Jose Mourinho’s return to Old Trafford with Tottenham.
Rashford continued his fine form with a brace to seal a precious 2-1 victory for the hosts, opening the scoring after just six minutes before keeping his cool following a long VAR delay to covert a second-half penalty as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side rose to sixth in the Premier League.
Dele Alli had earlier equalised for Tottenham with a fine improvised effort, though Mourinho saw his resurgent side beaten as a much-improved performance from United brought an end to Spurs’ three game winning run.
Rashford was full of praise for his side following their performance, hailing the club’s work-rate in grinding out a result against difficult opposition.
“This is the hardest we’ve had to work to get a result,” Rashford told Amazon Prime.
Rashford PL goals under Mourinho: 15 in 81 games
Rashford PL goals under Solskjaer: 16 in 34 games
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”The position we’re in now, we want these games. We want to show people we can play against top teams.
“We had a lot of shots, I wouldn’t say clear-cut chances, the keeper made a few good saves. Sometimes they go in, sometimes they don’t.
”Today they didn’t, but we ground it out. Happy times always to play in front of the home fans.”
United next prepare to face local rivals Manchester City in the Manchester derby this weekend, whilst Spurs will be looking to bounce back when they host Burnley at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday.