Marcus Rashford has urged Manchester United to stop allowing opponents to take the lead after they came from behind to beat West Ham 3-1 on Saturday.
Three minutes later,Mason Greenwood put Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team ahead before Rashford put the result beyond doubt.
Last week, United had to fight back from two goals down to beat Southampton, while they made a sloppy start in the away match against Everton on November 7, going 1-0 behind within 20 minutes before claiming a 3-1 victory.
Rashford says United must make things easier for themselves by making more resilient starts to matches.
“We need to stop doing that. If we keep more clean sheets we will definitely win more games,” he told Sky Sportswhen asked about his side’s tendency to concede first.
“It is good that we showed spirit, but ideally we don’t want to be conceding.
“We defended quite well. They have dangerous players on the counterattacks. We managed to get through it. Once you get to half-time it is a chance to regroup and we came out refocused.
“Sometimes it is not about what the manager says but what we can see on the pitch. We didn’t get around them enough. Nothing threatening to the backline. The team knew what we had to do.”
West Ham fans were allowed back into the stadium for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic forced the Premier League to pause in March.
“It is something the game has missed,” Rashford said of the supporters’ return. “It is what makes it special. It is a great feeling to have fans back.”
United turn their attention to a decisive Champions League match against RB Leipzig on Tuesday.
The Red Devils, Leipzig and Paris Saint-Germain are all level on points heading into the final game of the group stage,
Source : goal.com