Marcus Rashford shows true colours in new Man Utd footage from Liverpool win | Football | Sport

Marcus Rashford showed his leadership qualities by calming Antony down before extra time in Manchester United’s dramatic victory over Liverpool. The Red Devils left it late to claim a historic 4-3 win over their greatest rivals, with Amad Diallo’s winner in the dying seconds of extra time sending Liverpool out of the FA Cup.

United went into extra time with several players out of position, with Bruno Fernandes playing at centre-back and Harry Maguire serving as a makeshift forward at times. Antony was also forced to deputise in an unfamiliar role, having been asked to play at left-back by his manager.

In a video taken just before the start of extra time, Antony and his United team-mates were spotted breaking from a huddle after discussing their plan for the next 30 minutes. Antony was seen having an animated conversation with a number of players before walking away and looking frustrated.

The 24-year-old even appeared to put his hands on his head in the direction of Ten Hag, signalling that he was mind-blown by what he was being asked to do. Antony was then grabbed by Rashford, who seemingly told him to calm down and get on with the task at hand rather than complaining.

Ten Hag’s bold tactical moves ended up paying off, with United claiming a historic win over Liverpool to book their place in the FA Cup semi-finals. Rashford was among the goals, scoring in extra time to draw level before Amad’s dramatic winner sparked wild celebrations at Old Trafford.

Rashford went on to reveal that his only regret was that he did not score earlier, having missed two huge chances before finally hitting the back of the net at the third time of asking.

“Yeah, 100 per cent [I had to score],” he told ITV Sport. “I wish it had come half an hour ago but we got the job done in the end so we are onto the next round now and we have to keep pushing and try to get something out of the season.

“Today represents what it has always represented for me, nothing has changed. It is a massive night in the history of Manchester United in a big game against Liverpool and we are happy that it gets us through to a semi-final but even if it is a normal game against Liverpool, we need to win.”

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