Man Utd boss Van Gaal: Rashford response perfect

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal was delighted with goalscorer Marcus Rashford after victory at FA Cup opponents West Ham.

Rashford struck first, with Marouane Fellaini also netting, to help Manchester United into the semi-finals — just days after the Dutchman tore into the 18-year-old for their shambolic 3-0 defeat at Spurs.

Van Gaal said: “When he has criticism, he can cope with it. He can say, ‘Yes manager, you are right, I have to do that’. It is fantastic.

“There are not a lot of players who can see their self-image in a match.”

“He is a very focused on his work and I admire that when you are so young.”

Rashford curled home a beauty on 54 minutes to put United in front.

And Van Gaal purred: “It was a great goal.”

“I was behind him on the bench and I saw his view and I saw the gap, the corner in the goal, and I shouted ‘Shoot!’.

“But to do it is much more difficult. He has that quality. He can score a lot of goals.”

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