Marcus Rashford has hit back at claims that Manchester United gave up during the 7-0 debacle against Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.
The Red Devils had enough arsenal to beat Liverpool, who are struggling this campaign.
However, Jurgen Klopp’s side did the unimaginable by scoring seven goals past high-flying United.
Some people have criticised United for giving up against the arch-rivals in the second half, but Rashford has shunned those claims.
He said in today’s press conference (via Football Daily): “We didn’t give up – that’s nonsense.
“We were unorganised, yeah. Communication was bad, yeah. That’s why we conceded the goals.
“But it comes down to the fact that I believe that 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 that the forwards were trying to press as just a forward unit – we weren’t connected with the midfield and the same with the midfield and the defence.”
Man United must put Liverpool defeat behind them
The defeat against Liverpool was humiliating, to say the least. It is etched in the history books and will feel like a thorn to United supporters.
Rashford and his teammates produced a shambolic performance at Anfield, allowing Liverpool to score six goals after the break.
Liverpool fans revelled in the victory, although it must be noted that their team remains outside the top four in the Premier League.
The Red Devils must look past that game and focus on the rest of the season.
This was United’s second defeat in over 20 games. During this period, they have won the Carabao Cup, beaten Barcelona in the Europa League and solidified their top-four place in the Premier League.
If they can win another trophy and finish inside the top four, Erik ten Hag’s debut season at Old Trafford will be deemed successful.
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