Marcus Rashford relishing Fenerbahce away clash with Manchester United

by Leo Nieboer


Marcus Rashford has been relishing Manchester United’s upcoming clash with Fenerbahce in the Europa League on Thursday night.

Mourinho’s men currently find themselves in second spot, level on points with Feyenoord.

The reverse fixture at Old Trafford saw Man United seal an emphatic 4-1 victory over Dick Advocaat’s men, with Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard all finding the net.

Speaking to ManUtd.com, Rashford was in a buoyant mood ahead of the game in Istanbul.

“I really look forward to games like this because they’re an experience – it’s completely different to what you get over here,” he said.

“From what I’ve heard, it’s a difficult place to play. As players we need to embrace that, but also be professional and make sure we’re fully concentrated on the game in order to get the three points.

“It’s important to savour the atmosphere as who knows when you will get that experience again.”

United’s European away record has been catastrophic in recent times. Since sealing an emphatic 5-0 win in Leverkusen back in December 2013, United have visited Olympiakos, Bayern Munich, PSV Eindhoven, CSKA Moscow, Wolfsburg and Feyenoord without managing a single victory. A truly galling record for a club with such European pedigree.

Thursday’s visit to Istanbul, therefore, holds astronomical levels of importance. Not only do Mourinho’s men have an opportunity to address their miserable record on the road in Europe; this is a chance to instil some much-needed confidence ahead of their must-win game against Swansea City on Sunday.

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