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BREAKING: Erik ten Hag explains why Marcus Rashford starts for Manchester United vs Liverpool

Erik ten Hag has revealed his starting lineup for Man United’s Premier League matchup against bitter rivals Liverpool.

Erik ten Hag explains why Marcus Rashford starts for Manchester United vs Liverpool

Ten Hag spoke ahead of the game. (Image: MUTV)

Because he believes “it’s a game for him,” Erik ten Hag has called Marcus Rashford back to Manchester United’s starting lineup against Liverpool.

United must bounce back from their 4-3 loss to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Thursday night by playing better against Liverpool.

Before the international break, Ten Hag’s team defeated Liverpool in the FA Cup quarterfinals, earning a victory that will be cherished for decades. Although there is a chance for another successful outcome after that one, Liverpool is expected to be itching for retribution.

Following the match against Chelsea, Willy Kambwala and Marcus Rashford came in for Raphael Varane and Antony, respectively, in the starting lineup.

Before kickoff on Sunday, Ten Hag told MUTV, “Fantastic, a great moment, the kind of game you always look forward to in a season, Manchester United and Liverpool.”

“Anger will give us energy [after Chelsea].” It’s clear that the final minutes of the game have us furious. Our performance at the last minute was far below expectations; we ought to have done much better.

“However, although you can’t alter the past, you can still alter the future. Once more, we are connected to and have a close relationship with our supporters; they helped us win the previous time, and we must continue to work together today.”

Ten Hag responded, “We have choices, we could have brought a midfielder down to play at center half, but Willy [Kambwala] is doing really well, he showed many times he can do the job and this is his moment,” in response to a question regarding his choice of starting lineup.

We have five center halves, so I haven’t picked him as much as I should have, but they need to step up, this is his chance, we believe in him, and he needs to perform.

Although Rashy didn’t begin on Thursday, we still have a short window of time and need to control the number of games. We have high standards for our front players.

“Antony did a great job; he gave his all and put a lot of effort into his physical output. Rashford needs to demonstrate that today, especially against Liverpool. He is one of our leaders, so that’s a game for him, and he ought to make a big difference today.”

Due to injuries, Varane and Scott McTominay are not on the team at all.


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