Marcus Rashford: United happy with Partizan win but there's room for improvement

Tom HomewoodAssistant Producer

Marcus Rashford secured Manchester United’s place in the knockout stages of the Europa League but says they ‘really want to finish in top position’.

Following first half strikes from Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial, the England striker made sure of the three points against Partizan Belgrade at Old Trafford with an emphatic strike into the top corner.

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United’s 3-0 win means they are the only side to have not conceded in the competition, but the 22-year-old said his side must still do better.

"I think it was a good performance but there are things we can improve on." He told BT Sport. "We managed to score three goals but it could have been a lot more.

"There were a couple of times where I was half a yard too forward so it was a game of fine margins but we are happy with the three goals.

Anthony Martial celebrates his goal with Juan Mata and Marcus Rashford (Photo by Martin Rickett/PA Images via Getty Images)
Anthony Martial celebrates his goal with Juan Mata and Marcus Rashford (Photo by Martin Rickett/PA Images via Getty Images)

"For me, it's about recognising it and trying to correct it in the next game but I won't let it stay on my mind for too long."

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will now turn their attention to Brighton in the Premier League on Sunday and they’ll take confidence from a first home win since 19 September.

It was Greenwood who set Manchester United on their way against Belgrade with a composed finish in the 22nd minute.

Aged 18 years and 37 days, the teenager became the youngest player to score and assist in a European game for Manchester United after setting up Martial for their second, and Rashford hailed the youngster after full-time.

"He has done very well. He just needs to keep knuckling down and working hard and the goals will come because he has a lot of quality."

"We are pleased to have qualified but we really want to finish in top position and we have two more games to do it so we are in a good position."

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