Marcus Rashford: Man United not underdogs vs Liverpool

Manchester United attacker Marcus Rashford has this morning revealed his opinion that the Red Devils do not head into their clash with Liverpool this weekend as underdogs.

Liverpool vs Manchester United

The Premier League giants are set to reignite their historic rivalry on Sunday evening, in a league meeting at Anfield.

Hosts Liverpool head into proceedings buoyed by their qualification to the Last-16 of the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Jurgen Klopp’s men put Napoli to the sword by a goal to nil on Merseyside, in the process leapfrogging the Serie A outfit to secure 2nd-place in the Group C table behind PSG.

Mohamed Salah

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 11: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Liverpool and SSC Napoli at Anfield on December 11, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Manchester United, meanwhile, fell to a disappointing 2-1 defeat at Valencia in their own Champions League outing. As a result, the Red Devils also finished as runners-up in their group, behind Italian champions Juventus.

On the domestic front, meanwhile, this weekend’s hosts, Liverpool, sit top of the Premier League table as things stand, having picked up an extremely impressive 13 wins and 3 draws from their opening 16 league outings.

United, on the other hand, have already fallen to 4 Premier League defeats, and sit a hefty 16 points adrift of Liverpool in the English top-flight as things stand.

Liverpool odds-on

As such, it comes as little surprise to find that Liverpool have been labelled as heavy favourites to take all 3 points at Anfield on Sunday.

In fact, betting syndicate Ladbrokes have the Reds at odds of just 4/7 to get one over on their long-time rivals this weekend:

Liverpool – 4/7
Man United – 9/2
Draw – 3/1

‘Like any game’

One individual who does not feel as though United should be considered as underdogs versus Liverpool, however, is Red Devils’ hitman Marcus Rashford.

Speaking in an interview with Sky Sports this morning, English youngster Rashford explained:

‘We don’t go there as underdogs. I think we go there to win the game, like any game.’

‘But they are a good team. The intensity they play at makes the game difficult. But we have to match that and try to improve it. But I think it is important to focus on us, and see how we can hurt them, and score some goals.’

Marcus Rashford battles for possession during the UEFA Champions League Group H match between Manchester United and BSC Young Boys

On under-fire United boss Jose Mourinho, Rashford continued:

‘I think he’s a bit different, like we all are leading up to these games. It has a special buzz and excitement, and as people we can’t hide that.’

‘But he’s a winner, you know. So leading up to the game he’s just thinking about winning. How are we going to win, and what we are going to do to win the game, because the three points is what matters.’

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