Mourinho happy with 'controlled' Manchester United performance vs Liverpool

Mourinho happy with 'controlled' Manchester United performance vs Liverpool

Rumours had circulated that the England global may have to look for regular game time elsewhere in the summer as he continued to be out of favour under Jose Mourinho.

United beat Liverpool 2-1 to go five points clear of third-placed Liverpool in the Premier League table - with only 8 games remaining. And Lingard believes victories over Chelsea and Liverpool have set the standard for the remaining weeks of the season. Rashford received a rare start from manager Mourinho as it was only the 14th Premier League start for the forward.

Did Manchester United need to sign Alexis Sanchez? You have to take it into the game and [on Saturday] it worked. In some matches, David [De Gea] made phenomenal saves and today he didn't make one single important save in the game. There's lots of things (I'm learning).

Lingard continued: "It's a big club with big players and, for players like me and Marcus, it's going to be tough to start every game".

Moreover, back in 2016, United legend Paul Scholes had also stated: "You've not seen any yet, but Rashford hits free kicks in a dipping fashion, nearly the way Cristiano Ronaldo does".

Marcus Rashford's potential for success with Manchester United and England has no limits, according to teammate for club and country Jesse Lingard.

United face Sevilla in the second leg of their last-16 Champions League tie on Tuesday.

Accordingly, the 20-year-old has yet again impressed the fans by registering a brace against Liverpool in his side's recent clash. In the first half, the game gave us the opportunity to be direct, fast and score goals, more than we did.

The dressing room joker helped to keep Rashford's spirits up during his first real setback by having a laugh with him and constantly reassuring him of his undoubted quality. "He's doing well, he's come in (to the starting XI), he's got the right mentality and shown the manager what he can do".

The Englishman is brilliantly skilled to adapt to any kind of situation or position, and to make the best of it - which his second goal is there to attest to.

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