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Fans adamant ‘cheeky’ Rashford did ‘fake celebration’ to try to convince officials ball had crossed the line for Man Utd

MARCUS RASHFORD half-heartedly wheeled away to celebrate after having a shot tipped onto the post against Wigan.

The England international started at the DW Stadium as Erik ten Hag named a strong starting XI.

Marcus Rashford had a tame shot at goal

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Marcus Rashford had a tame shot at goalCredit: ITV
Sam Tickle had a moment to forget as he fumbled the ball onto the post

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Sam Tickle had a moment to forget as he fumbled the ball onto the postCredit: ITV
Rashford, 26, wheeled away in celebration

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Rashford, 26, wheeled away in celebrationCredit: ITV

The Red Devils took the lead against their League One opponents courtesy of Diogo Dalot‘s 22nd minute opener.

Just two minutes later, Rashford had a chance to extend his side’s advantage.

His tame side-footed effort went straight at Wigan goalkeeper Sam Tickle.

To Tickle’s horror, however, he fumbled the shot.

It rolled onto the post before rebounding along the line.

Tickle gratefully managed to clutch onto it, but Rashford began celebrating as if the ball had already gone in.

Writing on social media, harsh fans suggested that the 26-year-old may have been trying to dupe officials.

One wrote: “The assistant and referee wave play on, and it remains 1-0 despite Rashford’s fake celebration to attempt to convince the officials.”

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While a second posted: “Just tryna con the ref.”

And a third added: “Did Rashford celebrate 😭😭”.

Had the officials been convinced by Rashford’s celebration, the goal would have stood as there was no VAR available to the official.

ITV commentator Sam Matterface labelled the England striker as “cheeky” for the celebration.

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Fans did praise Rashford for assisting Dalot’s opener, however.

One wrote: “RASHFORD ASSIST WE ARE COOOKING”

And and another similarly added: “Rashford is really Cooking”.

The England forward has struggled in front of goal this season.

After scoring 30 times last term, he went into tonight’s game having so far only netted three goals in 24 appearances this time around.

Man Utd went on to win the match 2-0, with Bruno Fernandes adding a second from the penalty spot on 74 minutes.

Alejandro Garnacho also thought Rashford had scored

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Alejandro Garnacho also thought Rashford had scoredCredit: Alamy

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