Paul Scholes praises Marcus Rashford after Manchester United win over Omonia

Marcus Rashford came off the bench to spark a comeback as Manchester United beat Omonia Nicosia 3-2.

An evening which United fans hoped would be a stroll, turned into a potential nightmare with the Red Devils trailing 1-0 at half-time.

Marcus Rashford and Luke Shaw came off the bench at the interval and the England forward played a key role in the comeback.

Rashford scored two goals and set one up for fellow substitute Anthony Martial, to put United into a 3-1 lead before Omonia grabbed a consolation.

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Pundits react to United win

Former United ace Paul Scholes gave his instant reaction to United’s victory on BT Sport.

Scholes said: “Rashford especially looked really lively, Martial scored a good goal and Ronaldo will be a bit frustrated.

“They’ll be pleased with the chances created. We were always confident they would come back into the game.

“Marcus is as lively as I’ve seen him.”

Ronaldo played all 90 minutes and really struggled, with nothing going his way. He looked exasperated at the full-time whistle.

He had eight shots at goal and hit the post, and even his assist for Rashford’s winner was from a mis-hit shot.

Scholes’ view was backed by Owen Hargreaves, who added: “Marcus Rashford looked fantastic when he came on.”

United have now won two successive games in the group but trail leaders Real Sociedad by three points, who have a 100 per cent record after their 1-0 win at Old Trafford.

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