Marcus Rashford: Erik ten Hag explains how he’s getting the best out of Man Utd star

Marcus Rashford: Erik ten Hag explains how he's getting the best out of Man Utd star

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has revealed how he’s getting the best out of Marcus Rashford, who has impressed loads of Man Utd fans with his current form.

Rashford returned from the World Cup in top form, having scored five goals and set up two assists in five matches across all competitions.

He continued his top goalscoring form on Friday night when he provided an assist, forced off an own goal in the second half and scored from the penalty spot in injury time to help Manchester United beat Everton 3-1 in the FA Cup third round.

The England international has scored seven goals in 17 Premier League matches so far and Ten Hag has revealed the reason behind the 25-year-old current eye-catching form.

“It is himself,” Ten Hag said when asked about the reason behind Rashy’s current goal-scoring form. “He has the skills, I am supporting him, I am motivating him, that is clear.

“I think I put him on the right position on the pitch, but to be fair he can play across the whole front line.

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“We can use him [Marcus Rashford] also as a tactical weapon, and he is scoring from every position. If he keeps this focus, I am convinced he will score even more goals. If he keeps investing in training, investing in the games, I’m sure [of it] – I’m convinced.”

Marcus Rashford crossed the ball to the far end for Antony to make the perfect contact on the ball to break the deadlock against Everton.

Ten Hag has hailed the English man for the problem he caused down the left-wing and he’s happy with the movement Rashford is making along with Martial and Antony.

Speaking about Antony’s goal, Ten Hag added: “I think it was great, but of course great action from Marcus Rashford on the left side, we don’t often reward the movement from players. Also with Anthony Martial today, a lot of good movements, he makes space for other players on the pitch.”