My celebration was pure relief – Rashford hits back at Owen

Manchester United striker, Marcus Rashford, has hit back at the club’s former midfielder Owen Hargreaves, over claims he was fuming at manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the Red Devils’ Premier League 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

Hargreaves had claimed that Rashford was ‘fuming’ at Solskjaer for dropping him from Man United’s starting XI against Tottenham following their 5-0 defeat to Liverpool on October 24.

Recall that Solskjaer had started Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani up front against Tottenham and benched Rashford, who came off the bench to score Man United’s third goal against Spurs.

“I think you could see that in his celebration, he was fuming,” Hargreaves said.

“But when two legends of the game are playing ahead of you, it’s hard to complain in a sense.

“He [Solskjaer] is never going to drop Ronaldo, he needed somebody else in there and Cavani was fabulous last season. He probably deserved to start sooner.”

Reacting to the development, Rashford, in a tweet via his Twitter handle on Monday, suggested that he was not fuming at Solskjaer, adding that his celebration was a pure relief.

Rashford tweeted: “Fuming at the manager??!”

“We won the game. That celebration was pure relief! It’s been a hard week.”

Man United’s next game is against Atalanta on Tuesday.