Marcus Rashford’s ‘fantastic form’ makes United manager Erik Ten Hag happy

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag said he expected the striker Marcus Rashford to maintain his “fitness” after praising the England international’s superb solo goal in the 2-0 League Cup win over Burnley. United, went ahead through Christian EriksenThe goal opened the scoring in the 27th minute at Old Trafford on Wednesday, doubling their lead shortly after the end of the hour as Rashford, having scored just three at the World Cup, ran from inside his pitch and into the ring. Clarets’ ban before his shot hit the back of the net. It was a dramatic way for Rashford to mark his return to the club after England were knocked out in the quarter-finals of the World Cup.

Ten Hag said: “I think he invested a lot, again, with a lot of running behind the defence, and then he scored a great goal with a great dribble, great finish. great.

“I think he’s in great form, and of course I hope he can keep this focus and performance.”

Rashford has now scored nine goals in all competitions for United so far this season, with Ten Hag adding: “I think he’s in very good form, his performance is improving. He’s been a constant threat, but in many other games this season he’s scored a lot of goals and also done a lot of defensive duties, don’t forget that.

“I’m really pleased with his performance and I hope and I expect him to continue with this attitude and form.”

Wednesday’s match was also United’s first since being dropped cristiano ronaldowho left Old Trafford after a controversial television interview in which he said he felt “betrayed” by the club and disrespected Ten Hag.

Ten Hag not mentioned ronaldo in his program notes on Wednesday, spoke of the Portuguese forward’s departure and was not in the mood to return to the subject after United had reached the last eight of the League Cup. .

“We made a statement and we look to the future,” said Ten Hag, who later asked if it was a good thing in his position to have the matter now closed, nodding and adding: “Right.”

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