Marcus Rashford Shares His Belief In A New Man United Under Erik Ten Hag

Marcus Rashford Shares His Belief In A New Man United Under Erik Ten Hag

The “out-of-form” striker keen to re-establish his value, Marcus Rashford, has described how Man Utd manager Erik ten Hag will have an immediate influence on a struggling Manchester United.

Erik ten Hag, the new Manchester United manager, has Marcus Rashford’s full support and confidence that he can immediately change the team’s fortunes.

On July 12, as part of their summer tour of Thailand and Australia, United will play their first game under Ten Hag against their bitter rivals, Liverpool, in Bangkok.

Rashford failed in the previous campaign, scoring just five goals in 32 games, and now needs to persuade Ten Hag of his long-term value.

But the forward, who has already lost his England spot and is fighting to qualify for the World Cup, believes Ten Hag will instantly communicate his ideology to United’s players.

Rashford predicted that it would be easy to see if a team changed its identity or the way it played football.

“You want to increase your level of fitness, and I think you’ll be able to tell at the start of preseason.” You long to experience playing in the Premier League once more.

United will play Liverpool, Melbourne Victory, and Crystal Palace in Melbourne after that, and then Aston Villa in Perth to close out the Australian leg of the tour.

United has two more preseason games against Atletico Madrid and Rayo Vallecano before the start of the new Premier League season on August 6.

Rashford is certain that United’s first preseason trip since 2019 will be an important part of Ten Hag’s rebuild because of the travel constraints brought on by COVID.

So, after being away from home for so long, the team becomes like your little family.

We all enjoy going on vacation and spending time together, Rashford added. Because of COVID, we haven’t been able to travel, and we’ve missed it.

It’s fantastic to be able to visit those locations once more because it’s always a significant part of our preseason.

It’s important for a club like United to play in some of the biggest and most renowned stadiums in the world, and fortunately for us, we’ll have the chance to do that.

For some of us, it will be a novel experience, so it’s crucial to accept and enjoy it.

Rashford will probably have to work harder than other United players to win over ten goals since he begins a 10-day solo preseason training camp in the US this week.

One of ten Hag’s new coaching staff members, former United No. 2 Steve McClaren, questioned the 24-year-old’s maturity earlier this year.

When discussing Rashford’s lack of form earlier this year, former England manager McClaren, who served as Sir Alex Ferguson’s assistant from 1999 to 2001, did not mince words. 

McClaren observed that the player “gets discouraged too easily and doesn’t battle through unpleasant periods.”

“He leaves the game early. He is not having a good game if it is not being played well. I detest players with that mindset.

Although Rashford has likely struggled with this issue of doubting his attitude throughout his career, body language is so, so essential.

He won’t ever have a strong second half if the first half isn’t going well.

Simply by looking at him, I can tell the boy needs assistance—off the field and from the management.

He still doesn’t understand the fundamental principle known as mentality or attitude.”

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