Marcus Rashford.

Rashford: We can kick on from Liverpool draw

Monday 21 October 2019 07:00

Marcus Rashford believes Manchester United's performance against Liverpool was worthy of all three points, after the Reds led for most of the 1-1 draw against the club's historic rivals.

In a closely-fought affair at Old Trafford, it was Rashford's goal that sent the United faithful into raptures in the 36th minute, slotting home from close range after a brilliant cross from Daniel James.

However, despite a much-improved performance from the resurgent Reds, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's sidewere pegged back just five minutes from time courtesy of an Adam Lallana strike.

When Marcus spoke to us after the game, the 21-year-old expressed his hope that the result will be a turning point in the campaign.

"My overall feeling is disappointment," he said. "I think we deserved the three points and we can say it was a better performance, but at the end of the day they didn't deserve to draw or win the game. So, I see it as we've lost two points and it was a big opportunity, a big game, but we keep going. We'll try and get a win mid-week and hopefully we can kick on."

Rashford believes we deserved the win Video

Rashford believes we deserved the win

Marcus Rashford believes we deserved the three points, but is nonetheless encouraged the team's display...

Rashford's strike was the forward's second goal in the space of a week for club and country. The youngster netted a beauty for England in their 6-0 victory over Bulgaria in mid-week and lacked no confidence as he slotted the ball past Allison to give United the lead.

Marcus spoke positively about his relationship with James after the Welshman supplied a superb assist.

"We had a bit of eye contact before. These are the fine margins we're working with, so probably without looking at each other and getting that little connection we wouldn't have got the goal. Instead, you'd miss which has happened a lot in the past. So yeah, it was a good goal, but we definitely want more."

After the interval, United had opportunities to put the game to bed.

Fred came close on two occasions, dragging a shot inches away from the target, before curling an effort wide of goal.

Rashford admitted that as the second half progressed, the Reds were pushed further and further back, which culminated in Liverpool rescuing an equaliser.

"The second goal would have made the game a lot more simple for us," he admitted. "It didn't come. I'd say 20 minutes before they scored the goal you can see we stopped playing passes in behind, and I always say when we stop doing that it puts more pressure on us as a team."

Highlights: United 1 Liverpool 1 Video

Highlights: United 1 Liverpool 1

Watch Rashford's goal, Mane's disallowed strike, Lallana's equaliser and other key moments from the game...

Our striker added: "This club, we play attacking football and as soon as we take our foot off the gas a little bit it's difficult to defend against  top players for large spells like we had to today towards the end of the game. So, I think we've just got to be more positive - at 1-0 or 2-0 up, we need to be more positive."

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