Rashford's Superb FK Had Echoes of CR7 - Solskjaer

Rashford's Superb FK Had Echoes of  CR7 - Solskjaer

Marcus Rashford's superb free kick that fired Manchester United into the Carabao Cup quarterfinals had a Cristiano Ronaldo-esque feel to it, according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The England forward was in fine form as United stopped resurgent Chelsea in their tracks with a 2-1 victory at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

With 73 minutes on the clock and Chelsea beginning to dominate after Michy Batshuayi's equaliser, Rashford lined up a free kick 40 metres out and sent the ball dipping and swerving past a helpless Willy Caballero.

Earlier, Rashford had given a near full-strength United a deserved half-time lead from the penalty spot after Welshman Daniel James had been fouled by Marcos Alonso.

"It's Cristiano-like, isn't it? The boy has got nerves of steel, he takes the penalty no problem. Then he steps up and hits the ball like he does, no problem, and wins us the game," Solskjaer said postmatch.

"He always scores great goals, Marcus. He practises and today he got his reward."

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