Manchester United’s 4-0 win over Reading in the FA Cup will forever be remembered as the day Wayne Rooney equalled the number of club goals scored by Sir Bobby Charlton. Whilst Rooney has been a shadow of his former self in recent years, no one can say the United skipper didn’t deserve it.
The game was also notable for Marcus Rashford scoring and breaking his mini-drought. The youngster has gotten plenty of game time this season but has yet to display the kind of form he was producing last season. However, it was the assist for Rashford’s goal that got people talking.
Michael Carrick might be aging, but the veteran has been playing regularly this season. His passing and defensive shielding are a key part of United’s midfield set-up. It was his incredible pass that set up Rashford’s goal and caused United fans to go nuts on social media.
Check out some of the best reactions below:
Could watch Carrick's pass to Rashford all day longpic.twitter.com/MwzaKDyiZ9
— José (@MourinhoMindset) January 7, 2017
That pass from Carrick for the third goal wow
— MUFC EXCLUSIVE NEWS (@MufcinNews) January 7, 2017
That Carrick pass to Rashford was world class. If Busquets made that pass, FT hipsters would've wanked into oblivion.
— Sam (@SimplyMartial) January 7, 2017
That Carrick's pass to Rashford would have cut through Liverpool's 26 year league dry spell
— Curate | The Trinity (@CurateFA) January 7, 2017
Carrick's pass there for Rashford's goal.uff…. Carrick is dream for any striker.
— Mitronhimovic (@SemperFiUnited) January 7, 2017
What a pass that was from Carrick. Utterly brilliant. #MUFC
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) January 7, 2017
If you don't rate Michael Carrick, check Man Utd's 3rd goal yesterday. Unbelievable pass.
— Tom Huffinley (@TomHuffinley) January 8, 2017
I know it's against Reading but Carrick's pass to Rashford was world class. Head up, pass, goal. Makes it look so easy!
— Anthony (@AnthonyMemi) January 7, 2017
If Ozil had made that Carrick's pass to Rashford..
I will leave it there…
— United Fan (@G2United) January 7, 2017
That pass from Carrick to Rashford was the best moment of the game. Tore the whole defence apart. Absolutely sublime
— Kaila (@FutbolKaila) January 7, 2017