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  • David Tyrer

Fletcher says 'talisman' Rashford could click against Liverpool

All the talk, discussion, debate, combined teams and analysis ahead of Sunday's massive game at Old Trafford has been about what the home side can do to stop Liverpool.

If you listen to most pundits, there is very little, in reality, that they can do to stop us. Liverpool, as Champions of Europe and run-away league leaders, are probably one of the strongest teams the Premier League has every seen. So it's easy to see why.

But if you listen to former Man Utd captain Darren Fletcher, Liverpool have to be wary of United's 'talisman' Marcus Rashford.

Speaking to Sky Sports ahead of the match he said: "I think for Marcus Rashford, like Manchester United, it could be the game that kickstarts the season. He's a real talisman and the goals and performances are in him, all it takes is something to click.

"I think he is feeling the pressure of that (being the match-winner) a little bit this season, you want to say to him 'relax, don't try too hard'. We want him to try, obviously, but it's a case of not trying too hard - wait for your opportunities."

So there you have it: United's main man, who will undoubtedly cause us trouble with his pace, is currently struggling under the weight of finally being their 'main man'. Sunday will tell how much of that weight on his shoulders he can handle.

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