‘He has to sacrifice his pain’ – Erik ten Hag thanks Marcus Rashford after Manchester United star survived injury scare and left Stuart Pearce ‘astounded’ by playing on against Man City

    Manchester United star Marcus Rashford played through pain to emerge as the match-winner in a stunning 2-1 victory over Man City.

    The England forward needed treatment shortly before the break and looked set to come off, but played on until half-time.

    Rashford looked in serious discomfort

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    Rashford looked in serious discomfort

    Whilst on the deck, he appeared to say ‘it’s my hip’ and had his head in his hands as he lay waiting for support.

    But Rashford returned to the game and netted the winner moments after Bruno Fernandes controversially cancelled out Jack Grealish’s opener for the visitors.

    Rashford was also instrumental in the equaliser, cleverly leaving the ball from an offside position and allowing Fernandes to fire home, although City were adamant the goal should’ve been disallowed.

    It was a minor miracle Rashford was on the pitch and talkSPORT commentator Stuart Pearce was stunned he emerged for the second-half.

    “I’m astounded,” said talkSPORT commentator and England legend Pearce.

    “On the way he went down from the original injury to him collapsing to the turf, I’m astounded he’s still out there.

    “I hope he’s fully fit but I’m yet to be convinced.

    Rashford didn’t look at his best after the interruption

    Rashford didn’t look at his best after the interruption

    “He still looks to be moving gingerly but it’s massive for United for him to be out there.”

    After keeping his eye on Rashford’s early movements in the second-half, Pearce wasn’t impressed.

    “I’ve yet to see Rashford come out with more than a fast paced walk,” he said.

    “There was a chance where Antony received the ball and he could’ve run in. The jury’s out on this one.”

    Rashford maintained his stunning red-hot form by netting in his seventh consecutive game for Man United

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    Rashford maintained his stunning red-hot form by netting in his seventh consecutive game for Man United

    However, Erik ten Hag’s decision paid off in the end.

    The United boss told talkSPORT: “I don’t have hair, but not one hair on my head to take him off.

    “He has to suffer that. He has to sacrifice his pain. That is the case in top football.

    “You have to deal with it and that is what he did. He is resilient and eager to win games and score goals.

    “In the end, big thanks [to Rashford].”

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