Owen Hargreaves reacts to Marcus Rashford’s display in Man United’s 1-0 win at Celta Vigo

Owen Hargreaves heaps praise on Rashford after his brilliant strike in Manchester United's 1-0 win over Celta Vigo

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Former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves Photo: BT Sport

Owen Hargreaves lavished praise on Marcus Rashford after his sublime free-kick fired Manchester United to a 1-0 win over Celta Vigo in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final clash on Thursday night.

After a goalless first half in Spain in which the Red Devils had plenty of chances to take the lead, Rashford broke the deadlock in the 67th minute when he curled a brilliant right-footed shot into the top corner.

Rashford has been in fine form for Manchester United in recent weeks and the goal only served to underline how important he is proving to be for Jose Mourinho’s men.

And former Manchester United midfielder Hargreaves was hugely impressed by Rashford’s goal.

Speaking during BT Sport‘s coverage of the game, Hargreaves said of Rashford’s goal: “It was an absolute stunner from Marcus Rashford. It’s absolutely perfect. He whips it into the back post. The power, the precision and the technique is absolutely stunning.”

He added: “For a 19-year-old he was impressive again. I just think he offers so much quality in and around the box.”

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The crucial away goal gives Manchester United the advantage heading into the return leg at Old Trafford next week as the Red Devils look to reach the final.

Next up for Mourinho’s men is a trip to Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday.

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