Rashford insists Man United have to improve if they want to hit targets for the season

Man United edge past Brighton

Manchester United’s 2020/21 campaign got off to something of a nightmare start, when they lost 3-1 vs Crystal Palace.

As a result, the Red Devils were no doubt desperate to bounce back against Brighton this past Saturday.

And, when the final whistle blew at the Amex, bounce back is exactly what United did.

A late, late Bruno Fernandes penalty saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men return to Manchester with three points in the bag.

Highlights: Brighton 2-Manchester United 3

Rashford urges Man United to improve

However, whilst securing a win is obviously a positive, the manner in which United did so will no doubt have come as something of a concern.

In truth, Brighton dominated the visitors, and probably should have come away with the win.

The Seagulls hit the woodwork a staggering five times across the 90 minutes, letting United off the hook.

And one man who is seemingly well aware that the Reds got lucky on Saturday is Marcus Rashford.

Rashford found the net versus Brighton, and, in doing so, etched his name into the history books as the man who scored United’s 10,000th goal in all competitions.

However, after being made aware of his achievement, the English international instead chose to send something of a warning to his teammates, stating that they must improve to hit the club’s targets for the season:

“10,000 goals? It’s funny the way it happened as well, but we have to take things in our stride.

“We have to use these three points as motivation to improve and keep getting better. We have to improve if we want to hit our targets for the season.

“We had a slow start in the last league game and it’s more important to pick up points. It’s more important that we lost the first league game, we had to win today.

“It doesn’t matter how we won, we got the three points and we’ll move forward and improve.”

Quotes via Goal.

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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