Rashford seeks no assurance over United role

Sports | 13 Mar 2018

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford does not need verbal assurance from his manager about his importance to the team and said he is not worried despite limited time on the pitch in the current English Premier League campaign.

Rashford scored both goals for United in the 2-1 victory over Liverpool in what was his first league start since the game against Burnley in December.

"The manager doesn't have to [speak to me]," the 20-year-old said. "When you're younger than I am and you are learning the game you do need it [reassuring words]. But from my experiences I understand that's part of the game.

"In football you are going to be up, you're going to be down. The most important thing is sticking together as a squad.

"Everyone turns up every day for training, we all work hard, we all do the necessary things. We're all in it together. Sometimes you are in the team, sometimes you are not."

Rashford has made 27 league appearances this season, coming off the bench 13 times. His two goals against Juergen Klopp's side took his league tally to six.

"If it [dropping to the bench] happens again you will probably deal with it better than the first time it happened to you. It is just another experience," the England striker said.

Meanwhile, United midfielder Paul Pogba missed yesterday's training ahead of the Champions League last-16 clash against Sevilla at Old Trafford tomorrow (HK time). The tie is level at 0-0 after the first leg in Spain.

Pogba missed the win over Liverpool after picking up an injury in United's final training session before the match.


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