Marcus Rashford admits that Man United ‘just wasn’t good enough’ in the Europa League final and that he has ‘struggled’ with many ‘physical obstacles that I’ve had to overcome’ this season.
- Marcus Rashford admits Man United just wasn’t good enough in Gdansk
- Red Devils only had two shots on target in 120 minutes as they lost in the final
- Rashford later suffered despicable racist abuse after the online defeat
Marcus Rashford has admitted Manchester United were ‘just not good enough’ in their Europa League final defeat to Villarreal when he revealed he struggled with injuries this season.
United had just two shots on target in 120 minutes against the Spaniards in Gdansk before losing on penalties, extending the club’s trophy drought to four seasons.
Rashford, who was the victim of vile racist abuse online after the defeat, said: ‘I love this club, I love my town. This club has been at home since the age of seven.
Marcus Rashford admits Manchester United ‘just wasn’t good enough in Gdansk
‘I would be the first to say I’ve struggled this season. It is not about dedication, dedication or ability.
The reality is that I’ve had physical obstacles that I’ve had to overcome and I can still make it.
‘There are no excuses for last night, we just weren’t good enough. I’m really sorry we couldn’t take the cutlery home. This will only add to my experience and growth. ‘
Rashford missed opportunities to put United ahead and stayed on the side of what could have been
David de Gea, who missed the crucial penalty on Wednesday, tweeted: ‘Learn from the experience, fight again and win.’
Meanwhile, Rashford held a Zoom call with former US President Barack Obama to discuss the power of young people in society.
Rashford led a campaign in the pandemic to get free school meals during holidays.
Rashford said, “It’s pretty unreal, isn’t it? I am in my kitchen in Manchester talking to President Obama. I realized how great our experiences as children were in shaping the men you see today – setbacks, obstacles and all. ‘
Obama said, “Many of the young people I meet – including Marcus – are ahead of where I was when I was 23 years old.”
Police are investigating a burglary at London Stadium after Jesse Lingard’s watch was stolen from West Ham’s locker room during their match with Everton on May 9.
Rashford says he’s ‘had physical obstacles that I’ve had to overcome and still manage’