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Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford believes the Red Devils must make a strong start against Chelsea on Sunday if they are to record a positive result.

Jose Mourinho's men took on a free-scoring Liverpool outfit at Anfield on Monday, and matched their opponents throughout as they managed to walk away with a share of the spoils after securing a goalless draw.

And Rashford feels the Red Devils will have to replicate their strong start against the Merseysiders if they are to record a positive result at the home of Mourinho's former employers.

"You never know how the game is going to be until you get out there but I think it's important we get into the game and start fast," Rashford told MUTV.

"That's what we did against Liverpool – we got into their faces and showed we weren't going to be pushed around, and we need to go there with a similar attitude. The bigger the games are, the better for us.

"We have to try to keep them quiet and give ourselves the freedom to play as well, but it's a difficult thing to do, especially away from home, so we have to have the same mentality and mindset as we did at Anfield.

"In these games, it's a lot to do with one-v-ones and, if you get the better of your opponent, maybe you get the better of the game; that could be the situation on Sunday, so I think we have to work hard individually and collectively to get a result."

He added: "They have a very strong squad. They've been a bit up and down but the manager has got them in a good shape and structure, and I think they've got a good plan of where they want to be.

"I think they're in a similar situation as us. But if we can go there, produce a good team performance and hopefully get the three points, that will give us a good boost and could set us up for the rest of the season."

Rashford, 18, has made six appearances in the Premier League this term, bagging three goals.