Marcus Rashford believes Manchester United players need to replicate their mindset from their trip to Anfield if they want to beat Chelsea this weekend.
Man United nullified Liverpool’s attack in a 0-0 draw, but with Zlatan Ibrahimovic missing a clear goal-scoring opportunity, the side could have easily walked away with three full points.
Jose Mourinho faces Chelsea for the first time at Stamford Bridge as Man United manager and it’s set to be action-packed.
Speaking ahead of the game, Rashford has revealed how Man United intend to beat Chelsea.
“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,” he said.
“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,” he said. “So we have to have the same mentality and mindset as we did at Anfield.
“They have a very strong squad. They’ve been a bit up and down but the manager has got them in a good shape and structure, and I think they’ve got a good plan of where they want to be.”
It’s a big game for both sides and during the early stages of the season, three points could potentially be the difference between eighth place and fourth in the Premier League.
After defeats to Man City and Watford following draws to Stoke and Liverpool, it’s time for Man United to add some consistency to their side and there’s no better place to do it than Mourinho’s former club.