Liverpool Legend Steven Gerrard Tips Manchester United for Champions League Glory

The left back smashed a volley on target and forced a fine save out of Igor Akinfeev

The former Liverpool and England captain won every trophy possible except the Premier League during a glittering career, which also saw him almost named the Ballon d'Or victor in 2005, coming third behind Frank Lampard and Ronaldinho.

"I think he's been strong at times but I think he's been doing it for a reason", Gerrard told BT Sport.

A Liverpool faithful talking positively about a United player is a rare occurrence but Marcus Rashford has impressed former Reds veteran, Steven Gerrard to such an extent that he has "hailed" the young lad from Old Trafford.

The Armenia global became Mourinho's third signing at Old Trafford when he completed a £30m switch to Manchester United from Borussia Dortmund in the 2016 summer transfer window.

"But what that's done is create an opportunity for Lingard, and he's come in, taken than chance, and shone".

The Red Devils came through a tough match against CSKA Moscow on Tuesday night to win 2-1 and progress to the last-16 of the Champions League.

"I love how direct he is". When he smells blood he just goes right at defenders and with that pace he plays to his strengths.

The Liverpool legend believes as a defender nobody would want to come up against the England global as "he can absolutely destroy you".

He has three to his name in the Champions League and Premier League alike, and has added two more in the Carabao Cup, as United have strolled to the quarter-finals.

Shaw will be hoping his chance against CSKA Moscow in the UEFA Champions League is the first of many, needing to impress for Man United if he's to earn a place in England's Federation Internationale de Football Association 2018 World Cup squad for next summer.

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