Marcus Rashford is confident that Manchester United can mount serious pressure for the Premier League title this season.
Manchester United have enjoyed an utterly impressive start to their Premier League season, as they sit top of the table at this stage of the campaign for the first time in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era. Furthermore, the Red Devils are the only side in the English top-flight yet to lose away from home this term (W7, D1). Particularly admiring has been their ability to grind out a result after falling behind, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men won all six of their away Premier League fixtures in which they conceded the opening goal.
Manchester United won’t have to waste much energy on multiple fronts either after suffering an early Champions League elimination. Despite enduring a torrid Champions League campaign, United seem like an eligible title candidate in the Premier League for the first time in years. Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford have been carrying United to the top of the league table, showing no intention of slowing down anytime soon. What’s more, Paul Pogba has finally started to provide glimpses of his potential and has been decisive for the Old Trafford outfit in recent times.
Bruno Fernandes is named PL Player of the Month for December—his 4th award since joining Manchester United last January ✨— B/R Football (@brfootball) January 15, 2021
He now has as many POTM awards as:
▪️ Cristiano Ronaldo
▪️ Dennis Bergkamp
▪️ Thierry Henry
▪️ Frank Lampard
▪️ Paul Scholes
▪️ Alan Shearer
▪️ Jamie Vardy pic.twitter.com/fHjKFIW8Dt
United’s resolve will be put to the test this weekend when they meet defending champions Liverpool at Anfield. It will be an opportunity for this high-flying team to pick up their first league victory at Liverpool after four attempts (D2, L2). Solskjaer will be desperate to land all three points and avoid becoming only the third United manager in history to fail to beat the Merseyside giants in his first four meetings in charge. Rashford, who will be a focal point of Manchester’s venture at Anfield, believes his team can end a seven-year title wait this season.
“We have to show we are ready to fight for what we want — and what we all want is success,” said Rashford, as relayed by ESPN.
“We are more ready now than we were two years ago in terms of leaders on the pitch and ready to fight for trophies.
“We are in the FA Cup and [have] the Premier League left, so we have to try to go and win both of them trophies and just do our best to continue improving.”