Rashford pleased by 'important' Man Utd win to exorcise Anfield demons
Marcus Rashford highlighted the importance of Manchester United's Europa League victory over Real Betis after the humiliation against Liverpool.
An unchanged United side bounced back from Sunday's Anfield rout with a 4-1 victory at Old Trafford to take command of the round of 16 tie.
Rashford opened the scoring with his 26th goal of an outstanding season, with Antony, Bruno Fernandes and Wout Weghorst on target in the second half after Ayoze Perez had equalised for the visitors.
While the win will not wipe away the pain experienced on Merseyside, it put United back on track and Rashford says there must be more to come.
"It's always important to win the next fixture, it's the only way for us to bounce back and try to continue the momentum we had before that game," he told BT Sport.
"So I'm pleased we managed to win the game and it has put us in a good way in the tie.
"We always try to start quick, a goal always helps that. I thought they defended the box quite well in the first half, the second half it opened up a bit more, as we expected with the game being 1-1, so we're pleased to win the game and start the tie in the right way.
"It's a step back in the right direction. We have to build on this now to gain momentum again, we can't put too much emphasis on something that has gone, we can't change it, but we have to look forward now."