‘I was embarrassed, I didn’t know what to say’

MARCUS RASHFORD is still ‘embarrassed’ by Sunday’s Liverpool humiliation and says his fellow flops must redeem their tattered reputations.

Manchester United’s England striker finally broke his silence on the 5-0 Old Trafford hammering when he tweeted last night: “I can’t lie. You haven’t heard from me because as a United fan I didn’t really know what to say after Sunday.

Marcus Rashford has broken his silence after Man Utd's hammering courtesy of Liverpool


Marcus Rashford has broken his silence after Man Utd’s hammering courtesy of LiverpoolCredit: AFP
The forward posted this message on Twitter on Wednesday


The forward posted this message on Twitter on Wednesday

“I was embarrassed. I am embarrassed. Our fans are everything and you didn’t deserve that.

“We’re working hard to try and fix this. We have to redeem ourselves.”

Rashford‘s comments come after team-mates Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, David de Gea and Cristiano Ronaldo admitted the performance was unacceptable.

They also came on the day Sir Alex Ferguson was accused of undermining beleaguered Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Fergie was at the club’s Carrington training base on Tuesday following emergency talks over Solskjaer’s future, just two days after the humiliating 5-0 defeat by  Liverpool.

But Anfield legend Steve Nicol blasted: “If I’m Ole, I’d be disgusted with it.


“I absolutely hate the fact that Ferguson is at Carrington. That’s horrible, it looks really bad on the manager.

“That’s almost like the teacher coming to remind a pupil what to do. It’s bad timing. If Fergie wants to go to Carrington, why not go after they’ve won three or four on the trot.

“You don’t turn up when all this is going on, it makes it worse for Ole. It diminishes Ole’s role.”

Group managing director Richard Arnold, who is expected to replace executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, was also at Carrington with legendary former boss Fergie and director David Gill.

Nicol, who won four league titles and three FA Cups for Liverpool, added: “Can you imagine Alex Ferguson when he was manager at United, if they were having a bad run and Matt Busby walks out on to the training ground — Fergie would have gone ballistic.

“Ole should be telling Alex and whoever sent Alex down there ‘excuse me, we don’t need you here’.”

However, after the emergency talks earlier in the day, Ferguson went to Carrington — where he had a  pre-arranged sponsorship appointment — but never saw Solskjaer or the players.

Solskjaer will take charge of United at Spurs on Saturday. But another poor result could see him sacked — costing United  £7.5million.

SunSport understands the Norwegian, 48, would still be given a full year’s salary.

A top agent has already been contacted to sound out possible replacements including Zinedine Zidane and Antonio Conte.

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