Manchester United and England star Marcus Rashford scored two late goals to take his tally for the season to 15 and put Manchester United into the Carabao Cup semi-finals at the expense of League One Charlton at Old Trafford. Manchester United are in the semi-finals of this year’s Carabao Cup after beating League One side Chelton Athletic 3-0. Brazilian star Antony’s superb first-half opener gave United the advantage as they ended the first half 1-0.
Marcus Rashford Scores Two Late Goals to Help United Book Cup Semi-final
In the second half, Erik ten Hag made a couple of changes which came on to help the team claim all three points. The club’s leading top goal scorer Marcus Rashford scored two late goals to ensure Manchester United booked a semi-final clash against Newcastle United who beat Leicester City 2-0.
Rashford has now scored in six successive games for the club this season. Charlton’s 9,000-strong travelling support, their largest ever for a midweek cup tie, applauded their side off, having backed them throughout, briefly raising hopes of an equaliser when Scott Fraser curled his free-kick straight at Tom Heaton.
For Manchester United, it means eight wins on the trot and a third last-four appearance in this competition in six seasons since they won it in 2017 under Jose Mourinho, their last domestic silverware. They lost the last two to Manchester City, who United face in the Premier League at Old Trafford on Saturday (12:30 GMT).
The club’s head coach Erik ten Hag said after the game that he was “quite happy” with the first half an hour but was “less happy we were not clinical in front of goal”. “We had to be in that semi-final and we did the job,” said the Dutchman.” “I think we had to finish this off early on but in the end, the objective was to get through so compliments to the team.”