Sun 12 February 2023 | 19:48

Ten Hag calls in-form Marcus Rashford one of the best strikers in Europe

Marcus Rashford managed yet another goal against Leeds United to keep his goalscoring form going.

Following Marcus Rashford’s 21st goal of the season,

Manchester United

boss Erik ten Hag praised the Englishman for his ruthlessness in front of the goal.

Rashford scored inside the first 10 minutes of the game with a headed effort before Alejandro Garnacho scored the second to secure the win for United at Elland road.

When ten Hag was asked whether Rashford is one of the top strikers in Europe, he replied:  

"He's definitely one of them. He has the skills. I was convinced from the first moment. I was really excited to work with him. I thought I could get more out of him.

"But he has so many skills and such high potential and there can be even more. When he works well he will score even more goals because he can score with his left, right and his head.

"It's about him getting into position, but also the team has to have the capabilities to pass in there and cross in there, as they did today. I think that is what I wanted to describe.

"If you have better formation and calmness on the ball, you get a switch of play or you bring an extra pass, like we did for the goal.

"And then finally, a great cross from Shawy (Luke Shaw) and Marcus was in the right time there. And once again it is a good move by Wout Weghorst at the front post."

The Dutchman has challenged

Marcus Rashford

to score 35 goals this season, advising him to be hungry for goals to achieve that.

"You asked me, 'do you think you have a player in your squad who can score 20 goals?' in August or September and I confirmed. I think he can do that.”

He added.

"Now, if you are satisfied with it then it will stop. Because satisfaction goes to laziness you have to keep investing every day and when he keeps the investment and keeps the focus in every game and bring the energy in and the belief, he will score, he will keep scoring.

"So then I don't know when it will stop, but it has to go from game to game and during the week do the right things. I think as a manager, as a coaching staff, we have to push him but finally it comes from the player. When he loses focus, the scoring will stop."



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