Man Utd player ratings gallery vs Charlton - four score 8/10 and four get 7/10 in 3-0 win
Goals from Antony and Marcus Rashford saw Manchester United move on to the last four of the Carabao Cup.
Manchester United progressed to the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night thanks to a 3-0 victory over Charlton Athletic.
It was a match where the Red Devils were by far the better side, although it took until Marcus Rashford’s 90th minute goal to put the game beyond doubt, before he added another in injury-time, with Antony also scoring in the first half.
United made a quick start at Old Trafford, with Diog Dalot firing wide after just 95 seconds, while Alejandro Garnacho had two shots which went wide and Fred saw his powerful effort blocked inside the opening quarter of an hour.
The hosts made that dominance pay on 21 minutes when Fred picked out Antony at the edge of the area and the latter took a touch before curling it beyond Ashley Maynard-Brewer to give United the lead for a second game in a row.
Erik ten Hag’s side continued on top after the goal, with Anthony Elanga and Antony seeing dangerous shots inside the box blocked, before Fred hit the post with a superb free-kick in the 35th minute. Charlton didn’t manage much in the way of first-half chances, but Albie Morgan did see his free-kick fizz wide in the latter stages of the opening period, while George Dobson’s earlier effort was held by Tom Heaton.
The second half also began with United in the ascendancy, and Elanga saw his goal ruled out in the 49th minute for offside, with replays indicating the attacker was clearly beyond the final defender when the pass was played.
Antony curled a shot wide soon after from distance, before Maynard-Brewer produced an excellent stop to deny Garnacho’s well-placed effort. Substitute Christian Eriksen had a shot blocked in the latter stages, while Lisandro Martinez flicked the ball into the goal on 82 minutes from a clearly offside position, and it was subsequently ruled out. Eriksen then had a powerful shot palmed wide by Maynard-Brewer, but the Charlton stopper could do nothing to deny Rashford in the 90th minute.
The attacker poked home after a quick United counter-attack to extend his goalscoring run to six games. He added another in injury-time to make it 3-0 to United, when he finished with his left foot after a Casemiro pass in behind. Here’s how we rated the players at Old Trafford...