Manchester United’s second goal in the Carabao Cup final has been officially awarded to Marcus Rashford.

Rashford’s strike was credited during the game as a Sven Botman own goal, after his shot took a deflection off the defender.

Now via the EFL website, the goal is being given to Rashford.

This now takes the striker up to 25 goals for the season, plus a further nine assists.

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Rashford awarded second goal

The EFL website report states: “Goals from Casemiro and Marcus Rashford saw ten Hag’s men seal a 2-0 victory.”

Rashford had spoken in his post-match interview on Sky of his desire to see the goal awarded to him. Sven Botman certainly wouldn’t want it on his record.

He later wrote on Instagram: “A moment you dream of all your life! Scoring for the club you support in a cup final 🏆That one is for the fans.”

This was Rashford’s first goal for Manchester United at Wembley, and hopefully the first of many.

He has built a reputation as a big game player throughout his career and it was important for him to step up here, after a disappointing result in United’s last final against Villarreal in 2021.

This season Rashford has taken his career to a new level, already on a career best tally of 25, with hopefully many more to come. Scoring in a cup final has further highlighted his turnaround.

It was seven years ago this week that Rashford made his Manchester United debut, scoring twice.

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