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‘Take responsibility’ – Erik ten Hag sends a message to Man Utd star Marcus Rashford

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has backed Marcus Rashford to rediscover his goalscoring form.

Rashford has been struggling for form in front of goal, scoring just twice in all competitions.

He has lost his starting spot on the left flank to Alejandro Garnacho in the last few games.

In an interview with MUTV, the United manager offered encouragement to Rashford.

“He was ill last week, so that’s why he didn’t start against Bayern Munich and also why he didn’t start against Liverpool,” Ten Hag said. 

“Also, I must say that Garnacho is doing very good in the last month, so there’s internal competition.

“I have a strong belief in Hojlund and in Rashford that they are capable of scoring a lot of goals. 

“Rashford, last year under me, proved he can score many goals when he’s at his best – he will score many goals.

“He’s training well. It can always be better, but I think he’s such an experienced player.

“He’s in his mid-20s, but he’s a very experienced player, and he knows how top football works.

“He knows he has to take the responsibility and I’m sure he will do that and he will line up himself.”

Man United need Rashford to find his touch

The Red Devils have scored just 18 times in the Premier League this season. Only four teams have scored fewer goals.

This is a dreadful stat for a club like Man United, who aspire to fight for titles.

Rashford’s goalscoring woes are a major contributor to why the club have struggled this term.

The England international scored 30 goals last season, making himself indispensable.

The Dutchman has continuously backed the €70 million star this season. Now is the time for the 26-year-old to step up.

The manager is right to point out that Rashford is one of the most experienced players in the squad.

The club have backed him over the years when he rose through the ranks. They rewarded Rashford by making him United’s highest-earning player in the summer.

There is no doubt that the Englishman is a fantastic player, but he must be more consistent if he wants to be classified as an elite forward.

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