Marcus Rashford believes Manchester United are “capable of winning big trophies” again.
United have gained simply three main honours since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013 – the FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League below former managers Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho.
The final of these triumphs was in 2017 and though present boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer guided United to the semi-finals of the FA Cup, Carabao Cup and Europa League final season – in addition to a third-place end within the Premier League – the membership’s look forward to silverware continues.
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However, regardless of an inconsistent begin to this marketing campaign – together with a disappointing group-stage exit from the Champions League – United at the moment are unbeaten in six Premier League matches and will shut the hole on leaders Liverpool to 2 factors in the event that they win their video games in hand.
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Their subsequent match sees them rekindle their rivalry with Leeds United at Old Trafford on Sunday, dwell on Sky Sports, and Rashford feels Solskjaer’s facet at the moment are beginning to present indicators they might quickly compete for main trophies as soon as extra.
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“I believe the team we have now is capable of winning big trophies,” Rashford informed the UTD Podcast.
“I really feel like we’re shut however we aren’t fairly there. We simply have to make that remaining push to be a workforce that may win trophies and struggle for all the pieces.
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“In the big games, we go toe-to-toe with any team and we know that we can do it. We have confidence on the pitch that we can beat them, whether it is Liverpool, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain. Against the big teams we show that we can go head-to-head and give them a game. The players know that, the manager knows that.
“We are simply so near that bit when you’re winning trophies. But for me the earlier we get to that, the higher. There is nothing greater than winning the Premier League or the Champions League – that’s what the dream is.
“The fact that we have been knocked out of the Champions League obviously hurts. But we can’t change it now. It’s happened and the only way to respond is by winning the next game.”
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Rashford praises Man Utd academy
Rashford is Manchester United’s prime scorer this season with 12 targets in all competitions. Since making his debut in February 2016, he has discovered the online 79 instances in 234 appearances.
The 23-year-old credit the membership’s academy system for his meteoric rise and praised his former coaches for serving to him break into the primary workforce.
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“I’m going back to the very beginning here but Eamon Mulvey, Tony Whelan, Dave Bushell – without those guys I would never have managed to get through, it was just impossible,” Rashford mentioned.
“There were a few times when I would miss training because my mum had worked late and my brothers were working, my sisters both had babies and there was just no way of me getting there.
“I keep in mind lacking coaching a couple of instances and I simply used to sit down at residence crying. I used to all the time cease earlier than she (his mum) would come residence. She used to come back residence on the similar time. But one time she got here residence early and she or he caught me crying within the entrance room. And that is once I informed her and she or he was the one who mentioned to United, ‘We are going to want some type of assist’, to ensure that me to get there.
“They are the individuals who bought drivers for me. They made it attainable that I might get to coaching. As a child that was all that I wished. This was at like eight, 9 years previous.
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“So, [without that support] I wouldn’t have even got to the situation of moving into digs and stuff. I wouldn’t have been there. I would have been doing something else.
“United all the time say when you’re rising up, ‘Express your self on the pitch’. They are those who taught me that. I feel that’s the reason we’ve so many kids come via as a result of with out figuring out it, they’re able to play. It’s credit score to United and the system.”
You can take heed to the remainder of the interview from Monday night, by looking for UTD Podcast on any of your favorite podcast suppliers. You can discover earlier episodes, and unique video clips of them being recorded, on the official Manchester United app and web site.
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