Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Marcus Rashford not anxious about lack of game time at Manchester United

Marcus Rashford not anxious about lack of game time at Manchester United

United manager Jose Mourinho revealed Pogba was a doubt for the last-16 second-leg encounter against Sevilla and the club-record signing was absent from Monday morning's training session. If he was coached by Frank, he would learn how to lose because he lost every game. Martial is taking part.

Of course, City are inhabiting a different universe to their rivals, but United are well placed to finish best of the rest and are favourites to progress this week with home ties in the Champions League (against Sevilla) and FA Cup (against Brighton).

Marcus Rashford is confident his development will not suffer from a lack of game time after scoring twice in a 2-1 victory against Liverpool on his return to the Manchester United starting line-up.

Thankfully, visiting teams rarely find joy at Old Trafford these days.

Marcus Rashford's double put the Red Devils ahead by half-time but Liverpool were gifted a lifeline in the second half when Bailly's botched clearance ended up beating David De Gea.

"If we go through to the quarter-final draw, it doesn't matter the opponent - for us or for Sevilla - will always be one of the big names in European football, but we will try".

It was a frustrating day for Liverpool boss Klopp, who hit out at referee Craig Pawson after the game, and many thought it should have got a lot worse for the German when he ran out of his technical area to angrily protest a decision to award a foul against his side.

So there it was, struggling Marcus Rashford came back into form like a hurricane. But he's a player that we trust and I told that before the Liverpool match where probably not many of you [the media] were expecting him to start. Whether it's when he rushes forward, tracks deep into his own half or stands up to players nearly double his age to defend his teammates, there is something rather curious about Marcus Rashford that makes him just like Cristiano Ronaldo. I'm really happy too.

Mourinho was right to maintain afterwards that his team had kept Liverpool's much vaunted attack very quiet. It would be boring if every team approached matches in the same way.

The 20-year-old England global has been an integral part of Jose Mourinho's first team this season but has seen his playing time limited nevertheless. The formidable troika of Mohammad Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino were found wanting against the might of Mourinho, who set up his team in such a way that it negated the high-flying Liverpool side, who had scored a whopping 67 goals in 29 matches, prior to this blockbuster clash at Old Trafford.

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