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Marcus Rashford issues rallying cry to his Man Utd teammates.

United are now the first side in the English top-flight to win five away matches on the trot from a losing position.

Rashford wants Man United to start keeping more clean sheets.
Rashford wants Man United to start keeping more clean sheets. [Getty]

Manchester United bounced back to winning ways after their midweek Champions League defeat to Paris St-Germain.



England forward Marcus Rashford has issued a rallying cry to his Manchester United teammates asking them to stop letting their opponents score first and work harder on keeping 'more clean sheets'.


The Red Devils came from a goal down at the Olympic stadium to seal a brilliant 3-1 win over West Ham on Saturday as they moved to fourth in the league table.


It has become a habit for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's boys to go a goal or two down before they turn the result around like they did when they were two goals down at Southampton last weekend but eventually won 3-2.


Second half goals from midfield ace Paul Pogba, Mason Greenwood and substitute Marcus Rashford turned their fortunes around yesterday after Tomáš Souček broke the deadlock in the first half.


United have now won all five away games in the Premier League this season and have been in a losing position in those matches.


However, Rashford reckons it is a habit that needs to stop going forward.


"We need to stop doing that (letting teams score first)," he told Sky Sports. "If we keep more clean sheets we will definitely win more games. 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 counter-attacks. 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.


Speaking of their final Champions League group match against Bundesliga club RB Leipzig on Tuesday evening, the 23-year-old said: "It is a big game (in the Champions League next week). After you lose like we did in the Champions League (to PSG) it is important to win the next game."


On having fans back at the football ground, he replied: "It is something the game has missed (fans being back in stadiums). It is what makes it special. It is a great feeling to have fans back."



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