Rashford: Man United are not the underdogs against Liverpool

VALENCIA, SPAIN - DECEMBER 12: Marcus Rashford of Manchester United controls the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group H match between Valencia and Manchester United at Estadio Mestalla on December 12, 2018 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford dismissed suggestions they head into Sunday’s showdown against Liverpool as the underdogs

Jose Mourinho’s side are in a terrible run of form right now with just two wins in their last seven games in all competitions ahead of their visit to Anfield.

Meanwhile, Liverpool are yet to lose a single game this season in the Premier League and have won six of their last seven matches in comparison.

But Rashford insists that United have it in them to inflict a first league defeat on Liverpool this Sunday.

“We don’t go there as underdogs, I think we go there to win the game, like any game,” Rashford told Sky Sports.

“But they are a good team, the intensity they play at makes the game difficult, but we have to match that and try to improve it.

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“But I think it is important to focus on us, and see how we can hurt them, and score some goals.”

The pressure continues to build on Mourinho with United down in sixth-place in the standings and 16 points adrift of leaders Liverpool.

Although Rashford remains fully supportive of Mourinho and insists that the Portuguese will only have victory on his mind this weekend.

“I think he’s a bit different, like we all are leading up to these games. It has a special buzz and excitement, and as people we can’t hide that,” said Rashford on whether Mourinho’s approach changes for games like this.

“But he’s a winner, you know, so leading up to the game he’s just thinking about winning, how are we going to win, and what we are going to do to win the game, because the three points is what matters.”

The Liverpool-United match will begin at 17:00 (CET) at Anfield on Sunday.