Marcus Rashford denied the allegations that Manchester United He gave up in their 7-0 loss to Liverpool on Sunday and said the suggestions his teammates had given up trying in the midst of their second-half collapse were “nonsense”.

United’s impressive run Plum skin Witch It ended abruptly and shockingly as they took their worst defeat since 1931 at Anfield. After United scored six goals against rivals Liverpool in the second half, Ten Hag described his team’s performance as “unprofessional”.

Rashford acknowledged that United’s communication was lost during the surrender and attributed their defensive irregularities to United, who abandoned their structure while chasing the game after being behind.

Rashford also defended United’s reserve captain. Bruno Fernandeswas labeled “shameful” and “shameful” by Gary Neville after he was beaten. Fernandes was particularly criticized after he was seen not backing down, but Rashford insisted that the team not surrender their fight against Liverpool.

The British international said, “We didn’t give up – that’s bullshit. We were disorganized and communication was bad.”

“I actually believe everyone is trying so hard to get back into the game that we have strayed away from principles, both on and off the ball.

“I felt that the forwards, just the striker unit, were trying to pressurize and break away from the midfield. We were talking but we didn’t agree on what to do. All we can do is learn from this and move on.”

United have a chance to recover as they return to their European fight against Real Betis in the Europa League on Thursday night. Ten Hag urged his team to “keep going” after learning from the “big lesson” they were taught at Anfield.

The manager also supported Fernandes and said the Portuguese international will continue to captain United when the disgraced Harry Maguire is not on the pitch, and Rashford also praised his teammate’s leadership qualities despite the criticism he has received in recent days.

“As you can imagine, I love playing with Bruno,” Rashford said. “He’s a great player to play with. He’s been a good leader for us even when he wasn’t the captain, which is always a good sign.

“He has helped other players become better leaders and the truth is we cannot be an organized team just for one leader to be captain. He did a lot for us. Nothing negative to say about Bruno.

“No one is perfect, as the manager said. I support him and stand behind him 100 percent.”