Marcus Rashford scored the second goal in Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Liverpool on Monday night.
Marcus Rashford has confessed that Manchester United’s enthusiasm from the start was crucial in helping them earn their first victory of the season against Liverpool at Old Trafford on Monday night.
Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford’s goals on either side of halftime gave United a dominating two-goal lead until the visitors clawed one back in the closing moments through a Mohamed Salah header. United dominated from the start and delivered their greatest performance in some months.
United was significantly superior to their arch-rivals, completely deserving their first win under Erik ten Hag after being swept away by Brentford a little more than a week ago. The Dutchman’s bold selection decisions paid off, as his decisions to give Raphael Varane and Tyrell Malacia their first starts of the season were well justified.
While the effect of the aforementioned combination could not be disregarded, Rashford believes the key was the tempo United established from the opening minute. It was a stark contrast to the defeats at Brighton and Brentford.
“It’s a huge game for the club,” Rashford said, according to Sky Sports. “Regardless of the conditions, I’ve always said that you’re in a game versus Liverpool.”
“It’s tremendous regardless of the conditions.” It’s a huge accomplishment to win. We haven’t had a great start to the season, so getting the first three points is important.
“To be honest, I believe it was simply energy. We simply began the game at a faster pace. We were exhausted near the end, but we persevered.
“They scored again, and we didn’t give up; we kept defending superbly.” It was a fun game to play in.”