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Southampton vs Man Utd: Rashford clears air on penalty takers after Bruno Fernandes decision

Marcus Rashford, Manchester United striker, has said penalty takers would continue to change after he took a spot-kick ahead of Bruno Fernandes this week.

Fernandes passed up the chance to score a first-half hat-trick in the 4-1 win over Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.

In a previous Champions League fixture against RB Leipzig last month, Rashford allowed Anthony Martial to take a penalty ahead of him.

Rashford has now explained he is keen for players in the squad to keep scoring in order to keep confidence high.

“There was a similar situation during the Leipzig game when I could have got my first career hat-trick,” Rashford told Stretty News.

“As a striker your confidence comes from scoring goals consistently and for that reason it was important Tony [Martial] had the opportunity to get on the scoresheet.

“Thankfully I got the hat-trick and we got a fantastic result against a very tough team but what was important at the time was that the team felt good, confident and motivated to push on with the upcoming run of fixtures.

“It’s a really busy time and we all play a role in the team’s success.”

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