Marcus Rashford admits the lure of taking the Premier League title from Liverpool is a huge motivation for Manchester United as the team prepares to begin a new season.
After finishing third in the league last term, United will be aiming to close the gap that was left between them (33 points) and Jurgen Klopp’s champions, which is bound to hurt every MUFC fan.
Rashford has expressed his eagerness to try and take the title back to Old Trafford, from Liverpool, but admitted United have much to improve upon.
33 points is a huge gap but I don’t think Liverpool will will win as many games this coming season. They don’t appear to be strengthening their squad in the summer transfer window but still have still to do so…
Some will argue they don’t need to but after winning the league Klopp will want his players enthusiast about doing it a consecutive year. He’ll need to challenge some of his biggest stars with new additions and refresh where refreshing is needed.
When asked about Liverpool, Rashford told the Press Association (via Manchester Evening News): “I think that’s natural for anyone who plays for the club or anyone who’s from Manchester.
“We have to use all that as motivation to keep improving as a team. But we can’t lose sight of what’s important, and that’s our own team’s development and to keep improving. You can find yourself sometimes looking for too much elsewhere, but we play our best and we improve most when we concentrate on ourselves as individuals and as a team.
“The manager always wants us to do that and that’s the best way to do it.”
Rashford opting to speak highly of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, which tells you what you need to know about United’s dressing room – after his first full season in charge.
I don’t recall as much ‘harmony’ at United from the post-Ferguson era, and that bodes well ahead of the new campaign, even if more signings are needed.
Taking the title back to Old Trafford next season is a huge ask, though.