Bruno Fernandes has admitted he gave the penalty to Marcus Rashford because he 'needed confidence'.
After Ashley Young brought down Anthony Martial in the box, a lenghty VAR check ruled a penalty for the visitors, and instead of their Portuguese skipper stepping up to the spot, it was Marcus Rashford.
Speaking after the match, Fernandes explained: 'I felt Marcus needed confidence, needed his goal.
'Marcus is an excellent penalty taker too. I'm sure he could score that penalty. It's not about who takes it, it's about scoring that penalty, and Marcus did it perfectly. Strikers, wingers, they want to score goals, they need to score goals.
'That's part of the game, it gives you a boost. I think after the penalty, Marcus was unstoppable, he could take on everyone.
'I think sometimes you need this chance, this opportunity, to get your confidence back. He's been great for us.
As a seasoned penalty-taker, Fernandes has missed just five in his career - three of which have come in Premier League matches.
On Rashford's performances last season in comparison to this season: 'Last season, he was amazing so everyone's expectations were higher, so it's just about getting his goals back, and everyone will say he's world-class again.
Rashford's spot kick doubled the visitors' lead over a struggling Everton side, after Alejandro Garnacho had opened the scoring with a stunning overhead kick.
Boss Erik Ten Hag labelled the strike as 'goal of the season' after fans flocked to X, formerly Twitter, to sing the praises of the young Argentine footballer for his goal reminiscent of Wayne Rooney's 2011 goal against Man City.
Gary Neville continued the praise for the youngster, adding that it was 'unbelievable'.
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