Marcus Rashford admits to feeling ‘bitter’ about Liverpool, claiming Anfield almost exposed unseen trait

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Marcus Rashford, Man Utd pre-season July 2022 Credit: PA Images
Marcus Rashford, Man Utd pre-season July 2022 Credit: PA Images

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has admitted that he feels Liverpool are his greatest rival, with Manchester City a close second.

The England international has become one of the most successful United academy graduates following his recent rise. He may have struggled for form last season, but he finished it having breached the 300-appearance mark.

And at 24, he has a lengthy career ahead of him, with a return to the England squad targeted for next season too.

In his six years with Man Utd, Rashford has faced North West rivals Liverpool and City a combined 28 times.

The striker has scored five goals against Liverpool and four against Pep Guardiola’s side. Speaking to Uninterrupted, Rashford insisted that games with United’s local rivals are among those he looks at first.

Asked if there are any teams he dislikes, the forward said: “Liverpool. I don’t like Liverpool, and City.

“Obviously Liverpool have history so it is a bit more bitter but, with City, it’s like you don’t like them but you don’t really have a massive reason not to like them.

“You just grow up and it’s two Manchester sides, one wears light blue and one wears red. But the rivalry with Liverpool, it feels much more.”

Rashford has won just two of his 13 games against Liverpool. Arguably his most memorable was in March 2018, when his brace sent United to a 2-1 Old Trafford win.

Rashford’s first match against Jurgen Klopp’s side, though, was one to forget. The Reds won the first leg of a Europa League last-16 tie 2-0, with the striker receiving yellow but almost red before being hooked by Louis van Gaal at half time.

Rashford reflects on Man Utd, Liverpool rivalry

Asked which grounds he loves or doesn’t like to travel to, the striker said: “Liverpool is like both.

“Their fans can take the game away from you. If you let them, they can take it away from you.

“My first game at Anfield, I almost got sent off straight away and I’m not a malicious player – I wouldn’t try and hurt someone on purpose.”

Rashford has one year left on his contract as well as a one-year option which will likely take him until 2024.

United star needs fresh start

Rashford will hope United’s upcoming clash with Liverpool can be like the one of March 2018.

Klopp’s men travel to Old Trafford in August in what is already looking like a mouthwatering Premier League encounter.

Liverpool beat United 9-0 on aggregate last season, including 5-0 at Old Trafford.

Not only do United have to put in a much better performance this time around, but they have to do it under new manager Erik ten Hag.

And as for Rashford himself, he will be looking to hit the ground running next term to get himself back in the England squad ahead of the World Cup.

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