Marcus Rashford has the last laugh after being on the end of ‘ultimate s***housery’ from Wolves tannoy’s music choice on Thursday.
The Man Utd player was reminded of his antics as the Wolves’ DJ played songs which referenced his drink of choice, starting with a cover version of “Tequila” by Terrorvision, followed by “Tequila” by The Champs. His comes after his night out in Belfast, missing their FA Cup victory against Newport County, with Rashford returning to the Man Utd starting XI for their match at Molineux.
He had been dropped from the squad by Erik ten Hag due to his absence from training caused by his late-night drinking in the Northern Irish capital.
The issue was resolved behind the scenes by the Red Devils’ manager, but nevertheless, some felt rather amused having heard the song inside the stadium amid Rashford’s drinking session.
Choice of music here at Molineux poking fun at Rashford – a cover version of Tequila of Terrorvision followed by Tequila by The Champs #mufc
— Chris Wheeler (@ChrisWheelerDM) February 1, 2024
𝐈𝐓 𝐉𝐔𝐒𝐓 𝐇𝐀𝐃 𝐓𝐎 𝐁𝐄 𝐇𝐈𝐌 👀
Marcus Rashford fires Man United ahead early on at the Molineux 🤩🏟
— Football on TNT Sports (@footballontnt) February 1, 2024
However, Rashford had the last laugh netted after 5 minutes, producing a first-time finish from outside the box past Jose Sa. This was his fifth for the club in all competitions this season.
Kobbie Mainoo’s goal eventually won a seven-goal thriller for Manchester United, with Pedro Neto equalising for Wolves in stoppage time. United twice led by two goals.
Twitter users reacted as Marcus Rashford has last laugh after ‘ultimate s***housery’ from Wolves tannoy’s music choice…
@fed_up_phil: Tequila by Terrorvision chant for Rashford needed
@UtdDefence: If Rashford can score he should do a Tequila drinking celebration like Rooney’s boxing celebration. There will be a meltdown!
@AdamMUFC24: Give the lad as many tequila’s as he wants 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Rashford!!!!!!!! Boom
@Jake__Parks: Give Rashford some Tequila rose before every game.
@MrRogerDodger: Erik should start putting tequila in Rashford’s Lucozade
@HesTheSportsguy: I think Rashford should drink tequila more regularly #makeshimhappy #manutd
@Robert_purcell8: Rashford a perfect example of we all need a little blow out and a few tequila every now and again 😂😂😂😂😂
@stekc13: Sport just scripts itself sometimes. Rashford goal after all the commotion in the week + the Wolves DJ playing a song called tequila during the pre-match warm-up 😂
@Bolton1Bomb88: Pissed off rashford didn’t do the gazza celebration
@danmellett: Rashford should be sacked for not doing the Gazza drinks celebration.
Some finish by Rashford!!! How’s this not the celebration pic.twitter.com/nsiglgtJ2L
— Curtis Woodhouse (@curtiswoodhous8) February 1, 2024
Player ratings (as per Sky Sports)
Wolves: Sa (5), Kilman (6), Dawson (6), Toti (4), Semedo (6), Doyle (6), Lemina (6), Doherty (4), Bellegarde (5), Neto (7), Cunha (7).
Subs: Ait-Nouri (7), Sarabia (7), Gomes (n/a), Fraser (n/a).
Man Utd: Onana (5), Dalot (6), Varane (6), Martinez (6), Shaw (6), Mainoo (8), Casemiro (6), Garnacho (6), Fernandes (7), Rashford (7), Hojlund (7).
Subs: Antony (5), McTominay (7), Maguire (n/a), Evans (n/a), Forson (n/a).
Player of the match: Kobbie Mainoo.
🎵 “Rashford’s on the piss” 🎵
— Fan Banter (@fan_banter) February 2, 2024
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag speaking to TNT Sports: “It is massive, the win. But this match has a lot of sides. But let’s take first the positives. I think we played very good and dictated the game for an hour. We should go up 3-0 or 4-0 but we didn’t and then in the end it is quite naïve. The way we conceded goals shouldn’t happen but then we showed resilience. Especially Kobbie Mainoo. It was a great goal.”
On Kobbie Mainoo: “He is making incredible progress. He has great abilities is the modern midfield player. He can defend and attack but also he has the physicality to do both ways. He is also composed.”
On conceding three goals: “Of course we should do better and it was also early in the season when we totally dominate and then we give it away. We should take more responsibility in such moments and we have so much experience in the team. We should manage that.”
Did Rashford need his goal? “Sure. But it was a fantastic team goal. We scored more such goals from building up. Many players involved, get it switched and score a great goal. I think what you see consistently is the last games when he has three goals and I think two assists in I think three or four matches.”
Erik ten Hag to BBC’s Match of the Day: “In the end, it could have not gone this way because for one hour, we dominated the game, conceding almost no chances, but created a lot, scored good goals. We should’ve been 3-0 or 4-0 up by an hour.
“It shows the spirit is good and that this team is resilient and every team we’re fighting back, but we shouldn’t be in this situation because we should take responsibility on the pitch when you are dominating the game and are 2-1 up and 3-1 up. Don’t let the opponent get back to 3-2 or 3-3, that shouldn’t happen, but of course, it pleased me a lot when you get the winner and it’s great momentum. Kobbie Mainoo, the calmness he had, scored his first Premier League goal and a very important one because this is a big win.
“He is very calm and has capabilities and he progresses and from game to game, he’s getting stronger. We prepared very well and secure because he had some problems physically last season in the spring and the summer with two big injuries. This season, we took some time to get him in the team, but he’s definitely now in the team and I hope he can keep calm, keep progressing and push himself to higher levels.
“I think the whole team played good, but when the whole team plays well, we can serve him and he’s always a threat. He can score goals and also, make key actions, give assists, make good crosses and one on ones. He has capabilities, it is up to him and also, up to the team to serve him, it is up to him to finish it off it in the final third.
“It’s always about the team, what is best for the team. We didn’t have the opportunity to often play with a strong team and we want to get routines in and in a short slot, maybe we have to make some changes but we have to get routines in. We have to be fresh, but to get routines in, often you have to play the same players.”
Wolves manager Gary O’Neil speaking to TNT Sports: “I was proud of what they produced. Effort, quality, togetherness. Bundles of it. Disappointed with some of it.
“First half got away from us and didn’t stick with what we were trying to do. Second half I think we were great and we dominated. Just a couple of details really.
“The corner goal is disappointing and then to concede from the throw-in at the end, that’s not how we defend from a throw-in.
“We look a really good side at times and we just need to keep trying to improve and we don’t have long to dust ourselves down for the next one.”
Manchester United match winner Kobbie Mainoo speaking to TNT Sports: “It is a dream come true. It is a tough place to come. We had to get the win. I have still not come down from it. I still feel like I am dreaming to be honest.
“To start playing in the Premier League for my boyhood club has been amazing. Now it’s about trying to win more games.”
On playing with Bruno Fernandes: “He is a good role model to look up to and to share the pitch with him is crazy.”
Manchester United captain Bruno Fernandes speaking to BBC Match of the Day:
Harder than it needed to be?: “A little bit, but we knew Wolves would counter us. In the first half we controlled it well, pressed high, counter press was really good. Second half, they changed it a little bit. They were a little bit more dynamic on their right hand side, our left hand side and they could get the ball there with more players and have control on the ball there and making overlaps that create a lot of dangers. More than that I think was when we attacked, they could always counter and we know that they have a lot of pace up front and players who can hold the ball and one v one. From the goal, they gained more confidence obviously with their fans pushing for them and they thought they could come back in the game. They did, but in the end we got the result and that’s the most important thing.”
Frustrated not to be more than 2-0 up at half-time? “No, but the chances we created, we scored two goals that were disallowed. We could have created more chances or been more ruthless in some chances like the last one in the first half like I should have squared the ball better to Garnacho and it could be a one v one with the keeper for him. Moments like that, we have to do better. But obviously even then, in the second half at 2-0 up, we were controlling the game and we could keep the ball and everything but in these kind of games, you have to kill the game. If they can gain confidence in getting counters and everything, they will get back into the game.”
How important was the first goal. Did it galvanise Rashford?: “Marcus has been the same, this is what he is capable of doing. This is what he has to do. This season has not been great for everyone, not only Marcus but we know some players get more scrutiny than others and obviously, everyone has a point to prove, not only Marcus because of the news that came out, or whatever he has done going into the media side. Everyone has to step up in games. It’s not only Marcus, it’s everyone else that is on the pitch. You have to do the job. Marcus did a great goal, we know his qualities, we know what he can do and what he can give to the team. We are only focussed on that and I think more than me being worried about that, I think Marcus his position, knows what it means being a Man United player more so than I know because he’s been here his whole life. I think he is the one that can deal better than that than anyone else.”
Manchester United striker Rasmus Hojlund speaking to TNT Sports: “[It’s] mixed feelings. Of course I think we should have closed it off but I am very happy for Kobbie, of course.”
On his own form: “I think there is an old saying with strikers that if you get the first they keep rolling. This one is a scrappy one but I need to be there and it is a good cross from Luke [Shaw].
“I think my role is to find the spaces where I can be free and normally the manager wants me to go in the front to create space in behind. It is very important.”
On settling into the Premier League: “I think it is a little bit faster to what I was used to in the Italian League. I think you need to be a split-second faster. need to get used to that. Both physically and mentally you need to be ready before you get the ball.”
Hojlund to TNT Sports: “I don’t want to jinx anything but hopefully it can be a turning point. It’s a big win away and maybe we can get some wins going. January was OK for us and now I hope we have a nice February. We take every game at a time and we go for everything we can win. We want to win every game and go for the FA Cup and get as high in the table as we can. Hopefully we can get the Champions League.”
On conceding late on: “We need to sort them situations out better. I was fuming on the bench of course. We need to do better in this situation. We turn it on again but we are happy.”
On Kobbie Mainoo: “I didn’t really get to see him in pre-season but everyone was saying he is an incredible talent. He has a nice body type and he is mature already. He is very cam and also outside the pitch he is a nice and relaxed guy. You can see he is composed. He is an incredible talent. I thought I was young but he is stepping up at the age of 18.”
On the connections growing in United’s team: I think like you say, it is about time. That’s partly due to needing to get connections in the team. I say to them that if they pass and I am not there then they can scream at me. But also if I am there and they don’t pass, I can scream at them. It is a good chemistry we are starting to get. You can see the relationship with me, Marcus and Garna is getting good.”