Manchester United edged past rival neighbours, Manchester City, to claim a 2-1 victory in Saturday’s Manchester Derby at Old Trafford.
The visitors took the lead through a Jack Grealish goal in the 60th minute. However, quick goals by Bruno Fernandes and Marcos Rashford in the 78′ and 82′ minute were enough for the hosts to secure the crucial three match points that sees them just one point adrift of Manchester City in Second place.
Manchester City were however, furious at the referees for allowing Bruno Fernande’s leveler to stand on the grounds that Marcos Rashford interred with play from an office position in the build up to the goal.
I see the play and then I read the law and there are several bullet points that describe Rashford’s run pic.twitter.com/d9HB2hOEtC
— Nico Cantor (@Nicocantor1) January 14, 2023
Many however, hailed the match officials as being correct in ruling that Marcos Rashford did not interfere with play since he did not touch the ball.
FYI, the offside in Bruno's goal wasn't determined by whether Rashford was "interfering with play" or not. The rule is that Rashford only becomes active in that situation if he *plays the ball or makes an attempt to play the ball*.
He did neither.
VAR was right.
— David Hundeyin (@DavidHundeyin) January 14, 2023
Eric Ten Hag’s United look in very good shape after securing five wins out of five and are looking to be real contenders for the league trophy.
Meanwhile, United striker, Marcos Rashford continues his fine form, becoming the first Manchester United player to score in nine (9) consecutive home games since Teddy Sheringham in November 2000.