Club football is back!! After a satisfying end to the World Cup, club football in England is back. Manchester United and Burnley locked horns in EFL Cup yesterday, with the English club thrashing Burnley to advance to the quarterfinals of the tournament.
The match began with Eriksen getting on the scoresheet in the 27th minute before Rashford doubled the advantage in the second half of United’s first game since the World Cup. Manchester United could have doubled the lead when Burnley goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell saved Anthony Martial’s shot. Burnley got a chance to equalise, but Marcus Rashford stepped in and made it 2-0 with his individual effort.
Manchester United’s manager, Erik ten Hag, praised Marcus Rashford for his incredible performance. He said, “I think he’s on a very good level. His performances are improving a lot, I would say, from game to game. He’s a continued threat today but also many other games in this season, he’s scored already a lot of goals. Also, there’s a lot of defending work, don’t forget that. So I’m really happy with his performances and I hope but I expect him to keep going in this attitude and in this performance level.”
In other news, Nottingham Forest also reached the quarterfinals after a 4-1 win over second-division Blackburn. Elsewhere, third-tier Charlton caused an upset as they defeated Premier League club, Brighton.