Marcus Rashford calls for Manchester United squad unity as they look for a response against Liverpool

Marcus Rashford calls for Manchester United squad unity as they look for a response against Liverpool

Marcus Rashford has called on the Man Utd squad to pull together and bounce back from their heavy defeat at Brentford with a win against Liverpool to get their season back on track.

United’s 4-0 thrashing in west London last weekend left Erik ten Hag’s side bottom of the Premier League, having also lost their first game of the season at home to Brighton.

They are back at Old Trafford for one Monday night football clash with arch-rivals Liverpool – live on Sky Sports – and despite the team’s struggles in the opening weeks of the season, Rashford is convinced that if United work as a unit they can hit the ground running for the campaign .

“We have a chance to do well and there’s no better game to do that than Liverpool at Old Trafford,” Rashford told Sky Sports.

“If we can play well and get a result, it will be positive for us and it will get our season going.”

Asked if United have not always worked as a unit this season, the striker said: “At times in games, it hasn’t happened and we’ve paid the price.

“It’s something we have to do for as long as possible for 90 minutes. We understand that in a 90-minute game it can bring you different challenges, but as long as we’re all together, I’m sure we can deal with everything that comes our way. launch. the sooner we do it the better.

“For us it’s just about getting points on the board. We want to get the season going and once we do that, we’ll feel like we’re winning again.”

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Reflecting on how United have fallen from finishing as Premier League runners-up in 2020/21 to crashing out in the sixth quarter last term, Rashford says hard work and a positive response to the situation can bring United back to previous levels.

“It’s been tough,” he said. “Especially last season, we didn’t reach the heights we could have reached. We didn’t reach the standard we’re capable of.

“But it’s something to work on and definitely right now the team is a work in progress and we have to understand the situation and keep trying every day. That’s the minimum and if we keep doing that we’ll definitely get back to ways to win

“You talk about the next step [from second to champions]. Sometimes you can be so close but if you’re not there you’re not there. This distance may be greater than it feels. At the same time, we can’t ignore that two years ago we were up there competing against the best teams in the league.

Rashford featured in Man Utd's defeat at Brighton
Rashford featured in Man Utd’s defeat to Brighton

“I remember those games, we were enjoying playing against those teams. We have to try to get that feeling back.

“The first thing is you have to go out there and believe you’re going to win. That’s the most important thing, belief and trust in the team and the tactics. We have to have that.

“Football is an unpredictable game. Things can go well, things can go wrong, but the reaction has to be positive. We haven’t started the season as we would have liked but we can’t let that go against the fact that it is early in the season and we are still working and pushing towards something.

“It can be a good season. In the early days everyone always exaggerates anyone’s performance, but for us we have to stay focused on each individual game. We can’t look too far ahead and we definitely can’t look back. We have to keep- stay positive and we look forward to the next match”.

Rashford scored just four Premier League goals last season, his lowest tally since breaking onto the scene in 2015/16. He believes his determination to play through injuries may have affected his form but, like his belief that United will return to their previous level, he is also confident he will soon find his goalscoring touch again.

“Yeah, probably,” he says when asked if his injuries had affected him. “But at the end of the day a lot of those were decisions that I made. I was playing for a long time with these injuries, and they weren’t little injuries, they were injuries that I probably should have taken time off. [with] and rested If I feel I can be positive for the team, I will always try to put myself there.

“For me it’s just about repetitions and once I start putting the ball in the net again it will be a feeling that will last a while.”

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Asked about his commitment to taking United back to their successful days, Rashford says: “Yes, 100 per cent.

“For me this is non-negotiable at the club. Your situation at the club always changes, sometimes you have good moments sometimes you are not in a good moment but the only thing that must remain the same is your dedication and your commitment. training and games.

“I feel that whatever the situation I have to give 100% for myself, family, friends and fans.

“For me, I’ve always wanted to be at Man Utd as long as possible and compete for trophies and win trophies here at the club. Hopefully we can do that again. It’s definitely something I’m pushing to do . . .

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