‘We just weren’t good enough’: Marcus Rashford admits ‘there’s nowhere to hide’ for Manchester United after their FA Cup semi-final defeat by Chelsea as he turns focus to ‘two huge games’ in top-four race
- Manchester United lost 3-1 to Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final on Sunday night
- Marcus Rashford slammed United’s dismal and abject performance at Wembley
- The United No 10 said there is nowhere to hide after that display
- United need to win their last two Premier League games to guarantee top four
The Red Devils were comfortably beaten 3-1 by Frank Lampard‘s side at Wembley thanks to goals from Olivier Giroud, Mason Mount and an own goal from United captain Harry Maguire.
Rashford started the semi-final but was hauled off by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer when the game was beyond them. United know that wins in their last two Premier League games will seal Champions League football for next season.
Marcus Rashford says Man United were not good enough during their 3-1 defeat by Chelsea
In a social media post on Monday morning, Rashford tweeted: ‘There’s no where [sic] to hide this morning, we just weren’t good enough yesterday.
‘I’m gutted. But we have to brush that off and prepare for 2 huge games this week.
‘Your support is everything and we never take that for granted. We’re going to need every single one of you behind us x’
Defeat for Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s side saw them crash out of the FA Cup at the semi-final stage
Defeat at the last-four stage for United means they cannot equal Arsenal’s FA Cup record of 13 cup triumphs in the famous old tournament this season.
However, Solskjaer’s side will be looking to end the season strongly ahead of two crucial top-flight games to conclude their domestic campaign.
United host West Ham on Wednesday evening at Old Trafford and will move into the Premier League top four if they avoid defeat.
Rashford called on United to put their woes behind them ahead of two crucial games this week
They then face a winner-takes-all clash away at Leicester City, who currently occupy fourth spot in the table, for the final match of the league campaign.
If Rashford and United do not secure a top-four finish this week, they can also qualify for Europe’s premier club competition if they win the Europa League.
They host Austrian minnows LASK in the last-16 second leg on August 5, holding a 5-0 lead from the first match.