Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford believes the team must get off to a quick start if they are to get a result against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
After the scoreless draw against Liverpool at Anfield on Monday, United are looking to get a much-needed three points on Sunday in Jose Mourinho’s return to Stamford Bridge. Rashford said that they will need to open up strong against the Blues.
“You never know how the game is going to be until you get out there but I think it’s important we get into the game and start fast,” Rashford told MUTV.
“That’s what we did against Liverpool – we got into their faces and showed we weren’t going to be pushed around, and we need to go there with a similar attitude. The bigger the games are, the better for us.
“We have to try to keep them quiet and give ourselves the freedom to play as well, but it’s a difficult thing to do, especially away from home, so we have to have the same mentality and mindset as we did at Anfield.
“In these games, it’s a lot to do with one-v-ones and, if you get the better of your opponent, maybe you get the better of the game; that could be the situation on Sunday, so I think we have to work hard individually and collectively to get a result.”
United heads into Matchday 9 in 7th place with 14 points, two points behind 5th-placed Chelsea.