Rashford not giving up on Carabao Cup despite heavy first leg defeat
Rashford not giving up on Carabao Cup despite heavy first leg defeat
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Rashford not giving up on Carabao Cup despite heavy first leg defeat

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford is upbeat they can still turn the Carabao Cup semifinal tie around following their 3-1 humiliation at home to rivals City. 

Three first-half goals from Bernado Silva, Riyad Mahrez and an Andreas Pereira own-goal gave City a commanding lead going into the second leg at home, even though United pulled one back in the second half.

They now face a daunting task of outscoring City at their backyard, but Rashford feels they can do it, and will draw inspiration from their Champions League win over PSG last season.

“We have to go there, score goals and win the game. I think we are capable of doing it. But let's just focus on [Saturday’s Premier League game against] Norwich for now and hopefully we can put this result behind us to bring the positivity back.”

Solskjaer was forced to make changes to the starting lineup following a number of injuries to his key players, with the likes of Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, and McTominay unavailable. 

In the absence of Ashley Young and Maguire, Rashford was handed the captain's armband for the first time and will reach another milestone against the Canaries over the weekend. 

“To be honest, the games have all come thick and fast. You don't notice the numbers going up so much.

“It is my 200th game and obviously it is going to be a good night for me. It is definitely a proud moment to play 200 games for this club," he added. 

The two sides will meet again on the 29th of January for the return leg at the Etihad Stadium. 

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