Rio Ferdinand reacts to Marcus Rashford’s goal in Man United v Man City

The Manchester United legend celebrates Marcus Rashford's superb equaliser in the derby at Old Trafford

Man United legend Rio Ferdinand Photo: BT Sport

Rio Ferdinand couldn’t contain his excitement at Marcus Rashford’s clinical equaliser in Manchester United’s 2-1 loss to Manchester City on Sunday.

The Red Devils were on the back foot throughout most of the first half as Manchester City dominated possession in search of a 14th successive Premier League victory.

And experienced Spain international David Silva broke the deadlock in the 42nd minute with a close-range finish after Nicolas Otamendi managed to put Romelu Lukaku under pressure from a corner.

Manchester United were level before the half-time break when Rashford managed to get on the end of Otamendi’s attempted header and fire a finish past the Manchester City goalkeeper.

The England international showed great awareness to be alive to the chance despite touching the ball a mere 19 times in the first half.

Rashford’s clinical finish was his second derby goal after the 21-year-old scored the winner at The Etihad in the 2015-16 season.

Former Manchester United defender Ferdinand took to Twitter to heap praise on Rashford for his equaliser.

Ferdinand wrote on Twitter: “Get in there…… RASHFORDDDDDD!!!! @ManUtd back in it 💪🏽🔥”

Rashford’s goal wasn’t sufficient to secure a point or trigger a comeback win following Otamendi’s winner.

Lukaku’s poor clearance from a Manchester City free-kick deflected of his own player and into the path of Otamendi, who fired past a helpless David De Gea.

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