MARCUS RASHFORD scored a superb solo goal – after picking up the ball in his own half.
The 25-year-old Manchester United striker turned on the afterburners to zoom through the pitch after helping dispossess Burnley’s Josh Brownhill.
He charged into the Clarets’ half and just kept dribbling as the opposing defense fell back.
Rashford had an opportunity to put Anthony Martial in the right channel – but ignored his colleague up front.
And when it looked like he might have taken it a bit too far, he got inside the defender and delivered a fine finish to the bottom corner.
The beaming smile on his face said it all as the crowd at Old Trafford cheered their local hero – who scored 2-0 to seal United’s place in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals.
Rashford said: “It’s always good to be back and that was a tough game but it’s good to get through to the next round.
“There’s obviously room up front and you’re trying to wait for the right time to get a pass, but it opened up and I just tried.”
Gary Neville applauded the goal and the outstanding display from the Red Devils number 10.
The Sky Sports pundit said: “I screamed ‘Pass it’!
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“Martial ran for the pass but he keeps going and going and going.
“He gets a bit of luck.
“It’s a brilliant finish, he has a lot to do.
“I think he’s better in the center and on the left, but he’s best on the right.”
Rashford played in England’s heartbreaking World Cup quarter-final defeat by France just 11 days ago in Qatar.
It was a quick turnaround for the Three Lions forward and four others in United’s starting XI who were on international duty in Qatar.
Christian Eriksen was eliminated in the group stage but Rashford, Casemiro, Bruno Fernandes and Tyrell Malacia all made it to the last eight.
‘FUN TO BE BACK’
On the recovery, Rashford added: “It’s more emotional because it was so disappointing to be knocked out, but you have to pick yourself up and get the results.
“Tonight was fun to be back out there, me and the boys enjoyed it.”
Eriksen opened the scoring for United tonight after rounding off a clean move – with rare starter Aaron Wan-Bissaka teeing him off.
And now United are looking to lift the trophy at Wembley in early 2023 – especially if Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea and one of Manchester City or Liverpool are all eliminated before the quarter-finals.
Rashford said: “We’re massive in every tournament to win it.
“It’s a good win.
“If you win this in February, you can have more success later in the season.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6968274/marcus-rashford-score-solo-goal-man-utd-burnley/ Watch Marcus Rashford score a stunning solo goal against Burnley after an incredible run from his own half for Man Utd