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Erik ten Hag has his say on Marcus Rashford’s horror Manchester United moment vs Galatasaray



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Erik ten Hag has had his say on the moment when Marcus Rashford decided to square the ball to Bruno Fernandes instead of shooting himself.

To set the scene, Manchester United were drawing 1-1 with Galatasaray, all 11 of Erik ten Hag‘s players were still on the pitch, and Christian Eriksen had just sent Marcus Rashford through on goal.

Hurtling towards the goalkeeper, Rashford decided to wait until the man in the net had rushed off his line before deciding to try and tee up Bruno Fernandes for an open goal instead of shooting himself.

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But, alas, his pass was too weak. The cross dribbled slowly towards the Portuguese midfielder, but could not reach him before it was cleared away.

United went on to lose the game 3-2 in dramatic fashion after Casemiro was sent off, and although the side did go 2-1 up regardless of Rashford’s error thanks to Rasmus Højlund, the moment can still be seen as a significant turning point in the fixture.

Speaking on the moment to TNT Sports, Ten Hag was blunt with his response: “That’s up to Marcus. In such a moment he has to make a decision.”

This no doubt reads that the Dutchman is not happy with the decision made by the man who scored 30 goals last campaign, and rightly so.

He was, however, very happy with Højlund’s performance, showering him with praise after the tie.

“Rasmus scored two great goals,” he said. “We’re happy with that but of course but we didn’t win the game. He can be really happy with his goals.”