Marcus Rashford says he purposely looked to exploit the tired legs of Wolves defender Rayan Aït-Nouri in the build-up to his late winner for Manchester United.
The forward struck deep into stoppage time to secure a vital three points for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side on Tuesday night.
United and Wolves had looked set to share the spoils after a cagey encounter at Old Trafford but won the game late on as Rashford toyed with the Wolves defence before seeing his deflected effort find the net.
Speaking after the match, Rashford revealed that he had noticed Aït-Nouri suffering from cramp late into the game and he looked to exploit his fatigue in the decisive moments of the match.
“It’s the deciding goal,” Rashford told Amazon Prime. “Probably not the most beautiful but we will take what we can get and take the three points and move on.
“Today was tough but we expected a tough game but managed to get over the line.
“The full-back had cramp a few minutes before so I just had it in my head I wanted to go at him and make him chop and turn and just see if I could make something happen and thankfully in the end we got a deflection.
“It means a lot. We were a little disappointed that we didn’t play as well as we wanted to or could have but it is three points and no matter how scrappy it was we will take it.”