Marcus Rashford has admitted that the World Cup defeat by France was painful and he is glad he is going straight back into club football to take his mind off it.
England performed brilliantly in this World Cup, but their campaign ended in disappointment with a 2-1 defeat by France in the quarter-finals.
The defeat was made all the more painful by the fact that Gareth Southgate’s side were the better team for the majority of the match and could have at least taken the game to extra time had Harry Kane not missed the penalty.
Rashford admitted that the quarter-final exit was tough to swallow, but already returning to action and scoring for Manchester United has eased the pain.
“It was good to be back,” he said after scoring in the 2-0 win over Burnley.
“It was a tough game and it was good to get a win in the next match. It’s more about emotion because it was such a frustrating feeling to get knocked out and you have to pick yourself up.
“There’s no time to feel sorry for yourself. You need to take the results and thankfully we did that today. It was fun to come out there.”
Erik ten Hague has made it clear he intends to take the Carabao Cup seriously this season, with Burnley looking to field a strong starting XI for the match. Rashford expressed his approval of his manager’s approach, feeling that winning the competition could give the team a boost for the end of the season.
“We try to win it in every tournament. It’s definitely a good one to win,” he said.
“Winning this trophy early in the season in February can push you further into the season.”