Perth Glory a big unknown for fired-up Manchester United
11th July 2019

Manchester United and England striker Marcus Rashford admits he knows very little about Perth Glory and says it's too hard to predict whether Saturday night's game against the undermanned A-League outfit will turn into a thrashing.

United will start as the hottest of favourites when they take on a Glory outfit missing a host of their best players at Optus Stadium.

Marcus Rashford addresses the media ahead of United’s clash with Perth Glory.Credit:AAP

"To be honest I don't know much about them," Rashford said.

"We know the facilities have been good here. We've had a good couple of days of training. Everyone is looking forward to that game and I'm sure Perth are as well."

When asked if fans could expect a thrashing in the vicinity of 5-0 given the gulf of class between the two sides, Rashford replied: "It just depends on fitness levels.

"They could be fitter than us, or we could be fitter than them.

"In pre-season that's probably the biggest challenge. But we know we've worked hard, so we are looking forward to the game."

The Red Devils will also face Leeds United in Perth on Wednesday night before departing Australia.

United finished sixth in the English Premier League last season and Rashford said the team is desperate to atone for that poor performance.

Seeing Manchester City win the EPL title and Liverpool triumph in the Champions League have fuelled the desire of United's players.

"We never shy away from a challenge, so it's important that we face it head on," Rashford said.

"What's happened has happened. We have to move forward as a team."


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