Michael Carrick: This Man United star changed the game at West Ham

Michael Carrick praises Marcus Rashford for the impressive impact he had for Manchester United against West Ham

Marcus Rashford earned the praise of Michael Carrick after Manchester United’s 2-0 win over West Ham United on Monday afternoon.

The teenage striker was a second-half substitute at the London Stadium as Jose Mourinho’s men claimed victory over the 10-man Hammers thanks to goals from Juan Mata and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Rashford came off the bench to set up Mata for Manchester United’s opener and send the Red Devils on their way to victory against the east London side.

And Carrick felt that the introduction of Rashford made a telling difference in the second half against Slaven Bilic’s men.

Speaking to The Daily Express, Carrick said: “Pace makes a big difference.

“There was space out there and Marcus came on to exploit it.

“You could sense he was going to create something as he nearly got inside a couple of times before he set up the goal.

“He did really well to lay it off Juan, who took his chance and so did Ibra, so went home happy.”

Manchester United, who finished fifth and won the FA Cup last season, have now won their last six games in the Premier League to boost their hopes of breaking back into the top four.

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The Red Devils are currently gearing up for their FA Cup clash against Reading at Old Trafford on Saturday lunchtime.

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