Erik ten Hag, the manager of Manchester United, has underlined that Marcus Rashford needs to improve his goal-scoring ability.
The England international has scored more goals than any other player on the team so far this year, with five.
On Thursday night, just days before their Premier League match with Newcastle, the Red Devils clawed their way to a 1-0 victory over Omonia, but he was guilty of wasting a chance.
Erik ten Hag, the manager of Manchester United, has instructed Marcus Rashford to use more precision.
Despite having 10 shots on target in United’s dramatic Europa League victory over Omonia Nicosia, Rashford was unable to score.
Ten Hag feels the United striker needs to be more ruthless if he wants to get into Gareth Southgate’s World Cup team.
According to Ten Hag, he did a lot of things well, but finally realized he needed to be more decisive and score a goal.
“You have to finish when you have such good motions, such good combos, and such good deeds.
Although sometimes that’s just the way the game is and not your night or your day, it can be altered in another game.
I believe his recent success is evident in the opportunities he generates. He’s been a little unfortunate in two games. He should have scored on Sunday against Everton, but they disallowed it.”
United have struggled to score goals this season, scoring only 19 goals from their 12 games, trailing only Manchester City’s 44 goals, Liverpool’s 32, Arsenal’s 29 and Tottenham’s 25.
Ten Hag is unconcerned by the circumstances and insists that he has players who can score more than 20 goals.
“I’m generally confident. There are players who will score on my teams. They take up positions, and it also depends on the player’s freedom, intuition, and the available space.
If they feel that way, you’ll notice that if they are talented and have the potential, they will score that many goals.
I believe we have players on our roster who can score that many goals. However, you may also split it up because our offensive unit has a lot of goal scorers. We also need help, in my opinion, from the midfield and the defense.”