Alan Shearer gives verdicts on Manchester United equaliser and Marcus Rashford form

After a goalless first half which United perhaps shaded on chances, Pep Guardiola&aposs visitors rallied and took the lead on the hour mark. Substitute Jack Grealish nodded home from close range to give the Blues a deserved lead.

However, 18 minutes later the game turned on its head. A through ball from Casemiro was initially aimed for Rashford who was in an offside position.

Rashford opted to leave the ball for his teammate Bruno Fernandes who buried the chance. City&aposs players rushed over to the officials and protested against the awarding of the goal but the strike was allowed to stand after a VAR intervention

Following the incident, Match of the Day pundit Shearer tweeted: “Very clever Marcus Rashford for Bruno to score 1-1.”

This led to a debate between the former striker and ex-Notts County owner Alan Hardy who had claimed that the goal should have been disallowed.

The conversation between the pair appeared to conclude with an agreement that the new rules meant that Rashford was onside, even if they did not agree with them being enforced.

Four minutes later and the match was firmly in United&aposs favour. A smart cross from Alejandro Garnacho picked out Rashford in the middle of the goal to send Old Trafford into raptures.

Reacting to the strike, Shearer posted: “Wow. Great finish Marcus Rashford he&aposs on fire. 2-1.”