Marcus Rashford ‘can’t wait’ for Manchester United fans to be able to attend matches at Old Trafford.
There’s a lot to be said about our results this season, especially at home, and the difference fans make when they’re allowed to attend matches and create an atmosphere. The scoreless draw at Old Trafford against Chelsea in October immediately springs to mind.
Despite United’s poor start to the season, currently sat 10th in the Premier League standings, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be aware that if they win their game in hand they would be just four points from the top of the table.
Manchester United academy graduate Marcus Rashford speaks exclusively to Stretty News about how the players feed off of the noise from the stands.
“You feed off of the noise of the fans, off the passion and the enthusiasm,” Rashford said.
“I’ve been sat in the Stretford End, I know the emotion that the fans put into the game and in getting behind us to lift us.
“It’s probably the final 10 minutes that is the time you really miss the noise, to keep pushing you on when the fatigue sets in.
“For me, personally, I can’t wait until you are all back.”
Begrudgingly, all United fans have had to settle into a life where we have to make do with a cuppa and the television more so than pre-match pints with our friends, a sing song and coming together inside the ground to get behind the lads in red.
It’s a more difficult ask for match going regulars, of course, and the latest from the UK government doesn’t bode well for our chances of getting back to Old Trafford anytime soon, as per BBC News.
Manchester is one of six UK areas to be placed in the highest tier (tier 3) as part of their winter COVID-19 plan. The other areas include: Hull, Kent, Newcastle, Birmingham and Wolverhampton.
Hopefully we won’t need to wait much longer…