The Red Devils were thrashed at Old Trafford by their fiercest rivals, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were 4-0 down at half-time and Mohamed Salah completing a hat-trick in their fourth straight Premier League match without a victory.
Rashford, who came through the club’s academy and started the match on Sunday, revealed he stunned into silence by the result but has urged the United squad to ‘redeem’ themselves with their disappointed supporters.
Marcus Rashford has broken his silence after Manchester United’s 5-0 loss to Liverpool
Rashford admits he is still ’embarrassed’ by the shock home defeat to United’s arch-rivals
Rashford took to Twitter on Wednesday after admitting he was stunned into silence by the loss
The 23-year-old tweeted on Wednesday night: ‘I can’t lie you haven’t heard from me on here because as a United fan I didn’t really know what to say after Sunday. I was embarrassed. I am embarrassed.
‘Our fans are everything and you didn’t deserve that. We’re working hard to try and fix this. We have to redeem ourselves.’
Rashford is one of several Manchester United players to apologise to their fans after the shock victory, which is Liverpool’s biggest win at the home of the Red Devils in Premier League history.
Sunday afternoon was also the first time United have been four goals down at half-time since the top-flight was revamped in 1992.
The 23-year-old (middle) has urged his Manchester United team-mates to ‘redeem’ themselves
After the match, United captain Harry Maguire was the first Manchester United player to offer an apology to the Red Devils fans for the shocking result.
Speaking on Sky Sports, Maguire said: ‘First and foremost, apologies to the fans. It’s nowhere near good enough at this club. We are all disappointed.
‘The only real thing is we have to apologise to the fans. They stuck right with us, singing and chanting at 5-0, but for us as a club we have to do better.’
‘We are so disappointed, we gave them too many chances, they were really clinical. Defensively, and I’m a defender first and foremost, conceding four at home at Old Trafford is nowhere near good enough.
Captain Harry Maguire was the first Manchester United player to apologise for the shock result
‘As a player, I know myself, I will be looking at myself as an individual and the performance of the team, I’m the captain and I lead the boys. We have to come together and stick together.
‘We have to look at each other and look at yourself in the mirror and think, what can you do better? It’s not about looking elsewhere and blaming others.
‘To lose to Liverpool, to lose in any game of football hurts this club. No matter who you are playing. Liverpool are our vials and the way we lost the game, to be 4-0 down in front of your own fans is not good enough.’
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo reiterated the view that United supporters deserved better than what they witnessed on Sunday night.
Cristiano Ronaldo admitted that the fans deserved better after Sunday’s shock thrashing
Taking to Instagram after the game, he said: ‘Sometimes the result is not the one we fight for. Sometimes the score is not the one we want.
‘And this is on us, only on us, because there’s no one else to blame. Our fans were, once again, amazing in their constant support. They deserve better than this, much better, and it’s up to us to deliver. The time is now!’
Meanwhile, defender Luke Shaw, who had a torrid time trying to mark Liverpool hat-trick Salah throughout the game, criticised himself after the match, insisting that he must improve.
Shaw told Stadium Astro: ‘Not good enough. I know of course this is a team sport but as individuals we need to be accountable for some of the performances.
Luke Shaw (right) apologised for his display against Liverpool hat-trick hero Mo Salah (left)
‘That’s why I’m out here now, I’m not hiding in there and not speaking, I’ve come out and I will say I was not good enough. I speak on behalf of myself, not the team.
‘I am accountable for my performance, it wasn’t good enough. I am not here to speak about the team, we know we can be better but for me I also need to be better than I was today.
‘It’s ourselves we need to look at first and foremost in the mirror. Are we doing everything right and preparing right for the games in ourselves? We have the tactics and how the manager wants us to play. At times, we’re too easy to play through against.
‘You look at the first goal, it can’t be possible that they can have three running through in the first five minutes. We need to be more compact, we need to be better.’
The defeat has raised serious questions about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future at Old Trafford
The result has raised questions over the future of United boss Solskjaer, who offered his own apology to the United supporters but vowed to carry on in the Old Trafford hotseat.
Asked if he had any doubts over his ability to do the job, Solskjaer replied: ‘We are too close to give up now. I have come too far, we have come too far as a group.
‘I do believe in myself. I do believe that I am getting close to what I want with the club, what we’ve done.
‘The results lately haven’t been good enough. That brings doubt in anyone’s mind probably but I’ve got to keep strong and believe in what we’re doing. I’ve heard nothing else (from the club) and I’m still thinking about tomorrow’s work.
‘We are at rock bottom. I can’t say now I’ve felt any worse than this. It’s the worst I’ve been, the lowest I’ve been, but I accept the responsibility. That is mine today and it’s mine going forward.’
Solskjaer (right) has taken training this week and is set to remain in charge for the next weeks
Sportsmail revealed earlier this week that, after the game, Solskjaer warned his players to brace themselves for a week of intense external pressure as he issued a heartfelt rallying cry to his disgraced Manchester United players.
The Norwegian boss is understood to be safe, for now, with Solskjaer set to be handed more time to turn things around, with the United board sticking to their original plan of assessing the 48-year-old in December.
But the Red Devils have three vitally important games – against Tottenham on Saturday, Atalanta the following midweek before a derby clash against Manchester City – which could worsen Solskjaer’s already difficult position as manager.
The club’s board has so far resisted the calls for change, with the Norwegian expected to remain in charge at Spurs.
Sir Alex Ferguson and former chairman Martin Edwards visited Carrington on Tuesday afternoon, with United insisting the pair were attending a pre-planned commitment.