Marcus Rashford explains who he hates more between Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City and Liverpool.
Marcus Rashford has discussed the differences in the rivalry between Manchester City and Liverpool and revealed which team he despises more.
Rashford’s performance on the field didn’t go as planned for the majority of last season as he appeared to lose confidence and eventually his spot in Manchester United’s starting lineup.
Fans still identify with the 24-year-old forward as a local guy who has followed the team all of his life, despite criticism from Steve McLaren and others.
Marcus Rashford is thus in a wonderful position to explain United’s fiercest rivalries, which must be tormenting Old Trafford supporters, with Liverpool and City, the top two teams in the Premier League.
When the England international was questioned on the Uninterrupted podcast about which teams he “hated,” Jurgen Klopp’s squad came out on top.
“Liverpool, indeed. I’m not a fan of Liverpool. City,” Rashford said, picking the rather obvious duo.
“Because of Liverpool’s past, it is a little bit more bitter. With City, though, it’s more like you don’t like them but don’t have a compelling reason not to.”
The United forward’s remark that “Liverpool have history” was undoubtedly a jab at Pep Guardiola’s squad, who is frequently accused of only being successful since their takeover in 2008.
Even while the blue side of Manchester did win league championships in the 1930s and 1960s, they were undoubtedly a little club when Rashford was a young lad.
They were in the Championship when Rashford was born, and at the end of that season, they were demoted to the third division.
Despite the fact that City’s first Premier League championship and United’s most recent one occurred in the same season in 2012 and 2013, their rivalry had historically been one-sided until lately.
Since Sir Alex Ferguson first arrived at Old Trafford, the rivalry between United and Liverpool has been about the finest English club in football history. Ferguson was driven to “knock Liverpool off their perch.”
He accomplished it when they passed the Reds in terms of most league titles with 19, expanded their lead by winning the 20th one in 2013, and then closed the gap to one with their triumph in 2020.
This week, the two teams resumed their rivalry in the first preseason game of the summer, with United winning 4-0 in large part due to Eric Bailly’s outstanding run and Darwin Nunez’s “disasterclass” on his debut for Liverpool.
Unfortunately for Rashford and United supporters, the competition between their two most despised teams is suddenly crucial at the top of English football.
The statement made by Jamie Carragher last year that Liverpool vs. City was now the greatest rivalry in the history of the Premier League generated debate.