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Marcus Rashford explains tears after Man Utd FA Cup win in emotional statement

Marcus Rashford was seen crying uncontrollably after Manchester United’s FA Cup victory on Saturday night.

Marcus Rashford explains tears after Man Utd FA Cup win in emotional statement

Marcus Rashford was in tears after Man Utd beat Man City to win the FA Cup (Image: GETTY

In a 10-word social media post, Marcus Rashford explained why Manchester United’s FA Cup final victory over Manchester City brought him to tears.

Despite being vast underdogs against the Premier League winners, Rashford and his teammates won 2-1 at Wembley thanks to goals from Alejandro Garnacho and Kobbie Mainoo.

Rashford was seen sobbing on the field as the United players and their fans celebrated their cup victory after the final siren. Due to the striker’s emotions and rumors that his future is uncertain, there were fears on social media that the academy graduate would depart this summer.

The 26-year-old signed a £325,000-per-week extension last year, keeping him under contract at Old Trafford until 2028. That followed a 30-goal season in Erik ten Hag’s first year at Manchester United, the best of his career.

In contrast, Rashford has found the Dutchman’s second season to be more difficult. The England international’s return this season was just eight goals and five assists in 43 appearances, down from 40 direct goal contributions in 56 games the previous season.

And on Saturday night, Rashford shared a photo of himself at Wembley with tears streaming down his cheeks, writing, “People want to know what Man Utd means to me!”

Fans of United responded to the post, which included a red heart, with an abundance of love and support.

Rashford, who has had a difficult season both on and off the field, will have valued United’s victory over City even more after being left out of the provisional 33-man England squad for Euro 2024 earlier this week.

He resurfaced his post from April 26 on X. “The way Marcus Rashford is being treated is absolutely disgusting,” was the post to which he responded. It is inhumane. It’s mistreatment. In response, the forward stated: “Thank you for your support! It has been abuse for several months. “Enough is enough.”

However, Rashford and United ended the season on a high note with their victory at Wembley. In addition, he responded to his exclusion from England’s Euros squad by writing on Instagram, “Wishing Gareth and the boys all the best for the upcoming tournament.”

The attacker for United was in Gareth Southgate’s squad for all three of the Three Lions’ prior tournaments, and he scored three goals in Qatar during the 2022 World Cup. In 60 caps for his nation, he has scored 17 goals.

Erik ten Hag, the manager of the Red Devils, who may be fired following the FA Cup final, has encouraged Rashford to take motivation from his international omission. “[Rashford] looks good, and that is the career with ups and downs, so a down can also be fuel,” the Dutch coach remarked, citing his observations from training.

“He has a lot of talent and will be very driven. His career has already taken off. He will overcome this and achieve even greater goals, I’m sure.” With the summer off, Rashford hopes to return to his best level of play the following year.


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