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Erik ten Hag backs Marcus Rashford to score his first goal at Anfield

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has backed Marcus Rashford to score his first goal at Anfield in today’s Premier League encounter.

The Red Devils face arch-rivals Liverpool on the road this evening and ahead of the game, Sky Sports have released an exclusive interview with Ten Hag.

The Dutch tactician spoke about his excitement for the North West derby and was also confident that Rashford will break his Anfield hoodoo.

Rashford has been in stunning form for the Red Devils this term, bagging 25 goals and nine assists from 39 appearances in all competitions.

He has six goals against Jurgen Klopp’s side in his career but all of those have come at Old Trafford.

The £49 million-rated star has not been able to break his scoring duck at Anfield but Ten Hag has backed him to end the streak in today’s showdown.

When asked about Rashford’s recent woes at Liverpool, Ten Hag said: “Then Sunday is the first time, I believe in it. He has the skills to score.”

Rashford will be keen to impress against Liverpool

Rashford has had an outstanding season for the Red Devils and his form has been truly world-class since the World Cup with consistent goal contributions.

It has become almost inevitable that Rashford will find the back of the net and he should relish the prospect of facing Liverpool at Anfield this evening.

The Merseyside outfit are no longer the dominant side of the past and they were very vulnerable against Real Madrid last month, conceding five goals at home.

Hence, United should go into the game with confidence that they can end their seven-year wait for a victory at Anfield and do the league double over their rivals.

In our opinion, it is already a must-win game for United, considering they are trailing league leaders Arsenal by 14 points, albeit with a couple of matches in hand.

Rashford will be United’s main scoring threat but they are not a one-man side. Alejandro Garnacho and Bruno Fernandes should also pose a menace for the Reds’ defence.

Casemiro has also evolved into a genuine set-piece scoring threat while Fred has chipped in with valuable goals too. Hence, the hosts are set to face a tough challenge.

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