Michael Owen & Ian Wright blame West Ham star for Marcus Rashford’s match-winning goal

Michael Owen & Ian Wright blame West Ham star for Marcus Rashford's match-winning goal

The likes of Michael Owen and Ian Wright have blamed West Ham United forward Jarrod Bowen for Manchester United’s last-minute match-winning goal.

Both teams defended properly and limited themselves to very few clear-cut chances. Matches like this at Old Trafford would somewhat be settled with fine margins. And this time, it did.

Four shots on target between both sides but it was Man United, who got all three points, thanks to a close-range tap-in from Marcus Rashford.

Rashford’s goal would draw widespread criticism of the VAR as many thought Edinson Cavani was an inch or two in the offside position but VAR didn’t reverse the initial call.

Rather than pounding on Manchester United’s controversial goal, both Michael Owen and Ian Wright were not impressed with Jarrod Bowen, whose failure to control the ball deep in United territory led to the match’s last attack of the game, from which United scored and won the game.

“That was a priceless goal, it was actually made from the bench. From Martial, to Cavani to Rashford, the three players who Rangnick brought on all combined and it just shows you how important the bench is,” Owen told Premier League Productions.

Ian Wright and Michael Owen blame Jarrod Bowen for Manchester United's late match-winning goal
Ian Wright and Michael Owen blame Jarrod Bowen for Manchester United’s late match-winning goal

“It was a good team goal. Martial waited just to the right time. But Bowen there in the last few seconds… David Moyes will be a bit unhappy he’s losing the ball. Then United pounce and he’s just onside.”

Wright concurred, adding: “I think West Ham will feel very disappointed with that. Obviously, Jarod Bowen, you’ve got to do more to keep that ball and finish that game off. Then all of a sudden they are all out of place.”

Manchester United leapfrogged West Ham United into the 4th position with 38 points, one point ahead of the Hammers, despite playing a game less.