Rashford: We can't let loss define our season
Marcus Rashford has insisted Manchester United cannot let the 7-0 defeat at Liverpool define our season.
The Reds have made real progress under Erik ten Hag, winning the Carabao Cup at Wembley and continuing to compete in the Emirates FA Cup and Europa League.
We currently sit third in the Premier League, and remain on course for a Champions League spot, with a seven-point lead over fifth-placed Liverpool. However, the heavy defeat at Anfield was a devastating blow for all connected with the club and the only way to react is by getting back to winning ways in Thursday's European tie with Real Betis at Old Trafford.
With so much still to play for, Rashford is adamant that the mauling on Merseyside will not be how 2022/23 is remembered from a United perspective.
I wish we could play a game today to try and put things right. The result is the result, and we can’t see past that! We must not let it define our season. We have to trust the process and stick together.— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) March 6, 2023
"I wish we could play a game today to try and put things right," our 25-goal forward posted on Twitter. "The result is the result, and we can't see past that!
"We must not let it define our season.
"We have to trust the process and stick together."
Rashford was unable to add to his goal tally on Sunday, although he did hit the outside of a post in a second half to forget for Ten Hag's men.
Goalkeeper David De Gea had also written to supporters on social media, to describe how he is feeling in the wake of the painful experience at the weekend.
The Spaniard said: "I know these messages don't sit well on such a day. This was a disastrous moment for us and these results shouldn't happen, especially with the journey we are all on.
"We have a duty to this club, a responsibility to represent the badge, but we have many opportunities to look ahead, many games coming fast and we have to lock our focus on these."