On January 29th, in the 21st round of the Premier League, Manchester United played away against Arsenal. In this game, Rashford made his debut to help the team win the first place. Rashford is the player who has scored the most goals in Manchester United this season and is also one of coach ten Hag’s favorite players. Ten Hag talked about the topic of Rashford in an interview with the media a few days ago, and said that the player has recovered his state.
In an interview with the media, Manchester United coach Ten Hag revealed how striker Rashford regained his best form. Ten Hag has denied responsibility for Marcus Rashford’s return to form, insisting the England international deserves all the credit.
Rashford played 29 times for Manchester United, contributed 18 goals and 6 assists, took over the burden of scoring from Ronaldo, and became a key player for the club and the national team again. As previously reported by the media, Ten Hag spoke with Rashford before his transfer to Old Trafford and emphasized that he wanted to cooperate with the striker and turn him into the best striker in Europe. One, and now both sides have reaped the rewards.
Ten Hag insisted there was no magic in his approach and praised Rashford’s efforts to get to that point. The Dutch coach said that he is not Harry Potter, and there is no magic to make Rashford invulnerable. But Rashford has the self-confidence that a professional player should have, and he keeps building up his confidence. This is also an example for other players. Rashford has fought for it, invested in it. Of course, with the help of the coaching staff, we introduced some structure, especially in the way of playing, to give him the routine he needs to get him into the right position.
Ten Hag said that in the end it all depends on him, on the players, and when the players have confidence, I believe that in the way we work, the way we play is the most important thing, but the environment and the culture are also important, Then the players can perform at their best.
Ten Hag said in an interview with the media that everything is obvious now, and Rashford is in a very good state now. I think from day-to-day practice, from practice to practice, from game to game, the routine goes on. The Red Devils’ attacking end also gives me a positive feeling now, it is getting stronger and stronger, and then they can get more benefits from each other. For example, in the first half of the season, we had a lot of problems at the front.
We are often in games where our players are not 100% fit physically and mentally. Now the situation is worse and Rashford can benefit more from this situation. We made a staff structure covering all positions. From a technical point of view you need different types of players, but also from a human point of view and a personality point of view. We try to get the right organization in our team and so far I am very happy with my coaching staff at Manchester United.
In the latest game, Manchester United won the FA Cup against Reading and successfully advanced. Rashford made his debut in this game and performed well on the offensive end. Manchester United will face Crystal Palace in the next game of the league. This season’s league schedule is over half, and every game is very important to Manchester United.