KEY POINTS

  • Manchester United is facing certain issues following the team's recent underwhelming performances
  • Marcus Rashford stresses the need to intensify Manchester United's defense
  • Rashford is hoping to see improvement when the team faces Atalanta

Following the devastating loss to Leicester City, Manchester United players have decided it’s about time to really talk things over.

Drama has been the narrative at Manchester United since the start of October.

After the controversial dropping of Cristiano Ronaldo from the starting lineup against Everton, the club is now being quizzed to point out what went wrong during the terrible defeat to Leicester City on Friday.

Fans have been clamoring for the sacking of Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but according to Marcus Rashford, who made his first appearance for the Red Devils against the Foxes, the players are also responsible for the team’s evident decline.

According to Rashford, win or lose, he and his teammates have conversations. In it, they figure out what are the things needed to be done ASAP.

"For us as players, we have to go back to basics, we have to look at ourselves, see what we can do better,” Rashford told Manchester Evening News. "It's not only after defeats [that we have these conversations]. After some games when we win and we know we've not played well, it's as important if not more important to have the conversation then because you want to nip it in the bud as soon as possible.”

Manchester United's Marcus Rashford celebrates after scoring against Southampton Manchester United's Marcus Rashford celebrates after scoring. Photo: POOL / Laurence Griffiths

The English forward bared that the team talked about the poor defense, an aspect of the game which is very crucial in the English Premier League.

"Especially in the Premier League, you have to defend well,” he pointed out. “I don't just talk about the goalkeeper and back four, as a team, you have to defend as one, and against Leicester, it was too open, as simple as that.”

Manchester United will be looking to end the drought when the club takes on Liverpool on Sunday, October October 24 at home.

But prior to that, Rashford knows that the Red Devils should be able to apply what the team huddled about in the UEFA Champions League match against Atalanta thus Wednesday, October 20.

“We know the next game is another opportunity for us to improve and that's always the aim,” the striker explained. "And the game tomorrow is the first opportunity for us to show that, so we're fully focused on that."

Rashford had just recovered from a shoulder injury that hindered his form last season and saw him being sidelined early in the new season.

In his comeback game against Leicester, the 23-year-old scored his first goal of the season by hitting the equalizer at the 82nd minute.