Speaking before the first leg, Rashford took part in one of our fans’ Q&A sessions and replied to a question from Mogamat in South Africa about what it would mean to win the competition later this month.

“I think the trophy is the biggest thing,” said Marcus. “If we can manage to get our hands on some silverware, I think it will push the team in the right direction. In the last two years, I think we’ve been close but, at the end of the day, close just ain’t good enough for this club.

“As a player, you miss that feeling of winning trophies. It’s as simple as that, maybe it just takes one trophy to put you over that line and really set something up for the team.”