MARCUS RASHFORD is hoping to avenge Manchester United’s Stamford Bridge humiliation when they face Chelsea in the FA Cup sixth round next month.
Jose Mourinho’s return to his old stamping ground in October started badly and only got worse as the most successful manager in the Blues’ history saw his side succumb to a humbling 4-0 defeat.
Some home fans chanted ‘You’re not special any more’ but Mourinho’s team now have a chance to exact revenge in the cup.
Having seen off Championship Blackburn 2-1 on Sunday, the draw then pitted United at the Premier League leaders.
And Rashford, who scored the equaliser at Ewood Park, said: ‘At this stage of the competition you’re going to be facing a good team no matter where you go.
‘They’ve got one over us… but we’ll go there confident’
‘I think we’ve just got to take it game by game. We’re on a good run of form and so are they, so I think it’ll be a good game.
‘But we’ll go there confident and to win the game.’
Asked if United owed Chelsea one for October, Rashford added: ‘Yeah, definitely. They’ve got one over us.’
Rashford admitted the introduction of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who scored the winner, and Paul Pogba, who created it, during the second half was key to Sunday’s victory.
‘I think that was the kind of missing bits that we needed in the game,’ added the England striker.
‘We had it throughout the game but not in big spurts, so I think we needed them two to come on.
‘Everyone knows they are quality players and they did what their team needed them to do.
‘[Ibrahimovic] made it look easy but the finish, when you’re in the situation, is difficult to take.’
■ DANNY GRAHAM has urged Blackburn to use their impressive showing against Manchester United to help them to Championship survival. Owen Coyle’s men produced a performance that belies their position in the drop zone to push the Premier League giants all the way in the 2-1 defeat at Ewood Park and goalscorer Graham wants to build on that in Friday’s clash at Burton. ‘It was a great moment,’ he said of his goal. ‘To go 1-0 up you think the shock could be on the cards but it wasn’t to be. But I think the boys can hold their head up high and we’ve set a standard now. We need to take that into Friday’s game.’