Marcus Rashford scored two goals against Liverpool in Manchester United’s win against them earlier this season. Having grown up supporting the club, he knows all too well what it means to claim a victory over our rivals.
It’s always quite a fast-tempo game against them and this wasn’t any different. They were pressing well and we were sticking to our game plan and it just worked. When the first goal came, it happened fast. I didn’t really have much time to think about it. I had a picture in my mind of what I was going to do and then just executed it. The second one, I had a little more time – I had seen the ball coming back to me and where the keeper was running, so I knew I could put it back to where he came from. The roar was crazy, but it always is against them. I remember when Zlatan scored last year against Liverpool, everyone went crazy!
Rashford has acknowledged that being a Mancunian adds an extra thrill to play and succeeding for United, knowing that he’s living the dream of so many people.
A lot of people have that dream, so you’re not only doing it for you; you’re doing it for a lot of people that you might not even know, but there are a lot of people who had the dream of playing for their local team when they were young. So I think you are playing not only for yourself and for the club, but for all the people that are living that dream through you.
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