Marcus Rashford has reflected on Sunday’s dismal defeat at Anfield.
Manchester United fell to a record-breaking 7-0 loss against arch-rivals Liverpool last weekend, marking one of the most disappointing matches in club history.
Following the game, there has been ongoing uproar and targeted criticism towards the players for allowing such a scoreline to play out in front of them, especially given United’s fine form leading into the clash.
Rashford unpacks mindset during Liverpool defeat
Top goalscorer Rashford has had his say when partaking in today’s press conference alongside Erik ten Hag.
He was questioned on whether or not the team “gave up” in the second half, in which the Reds conceded six goals, and responded: “We didn’t give up, that’s nonsense. We were unorganised, yeah, communication was bad yeah, that’s why we conceded the goals. It comes down to the fact that I believe everyone was trying to get back into the game that much, we came away from the team’s principles in and out of possession.
“I mentioned it after the game, I thought the forwards were trying to press as just a forward unit, we weren’t connected with the midfield, and then the same with the midfield and the defence. We were trying to get a grip of the game when it was 2-0, 3-0, we were talking but I don’t think we were in agreement of what to do.
“It’s happened and the only thing we can do is learn from it and move on. I’m happy, I’m grateful that we have another game so quickly, ‘cause we have an opportunity to take a step forward from the last game and put it behind us.”
🗣 "We didn't give up. That's nonsense."
Marcus Rashford puts the Liverpool loss down to coming away from the teams principles in and out of possession pic.twitter.com/pGL0r3vZNk
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