Marcus Rashford: Manchester United stuck to their guns against Liverpool

by Marwan Harraz

Manchester United star Marcus Rashford was busy discussing his wonderful brace against Liverpool, stating that the team simply stuck to the game plan in order to get all three points.

Jose Mourinho is known for his tactical prowess, particularly in ‘big’ matches and so there’s no real surprise he got it right against the Reds.

Rashford featured in the heavily anticipated derby and he tormented his full-back Trent Alexander Arnold despite the defender experiencing a good season otherwise.

The United man was as clinical as ever, converting perhaps his only two chances of the game and helping his side secure crucial points in the race for second place.

The academy product certainly grabbed his opportunity with both hands on that day and it’s clear to see why Mourinho trusts him so much.

According to the club’s official website, Marcus said: “It’s always quite a fast-tempo game against them and this wasn’t any different. They were pressing well and we were sticking to our game plan and it just worked.

“When the first goal came, it happened fast. I didn’t really have much time to think about it. I had a picture in my mind of what I was going to do and then just executed it.

“The second one, I had a little more time – I had seen the ball coming back to me and where the keeper was running, so I knew I could put it back to where he came from.

“The roar was crazy, but it always is against them. I remember when Zlatan scored last year against Liverpool, everyone went crazy!”

Marcus Rashford has had a bit of a mixed season this time around though he’s still a favourite of Jose’s so it could all still work in his favour.

The Englishman started the season brightly, competing heavily with Anthony Martial for the left wing spot with both of them putting up good numbers.

However, the Red Devils form soon began to become inconsistent and Rashford reflected that inconsistency though there’s hope he can make an impact before the campaign is over.

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