the smashing return to form of Marcus Rashford

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“I’m looking forward to improving my game under the guidance of the Manchester United staff. I’m not sulking, I’m not unhappy… am I disappointed with some of my recent performances? Of course I am. I am my biggest critic”. With these words spoken in January 2022, Marcus Rashford confirmed his discomfort during a last season where he was in full doubt. Touched and operated on a shoulder after the disappointment in the final of Euro 2020 against Italy, the native of Wythenshawe then lost his starting place at MU. The arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo had not helped him and he was announced close to a departure.

But only a year later, Marcus Rashford has already put that bad patch behind him. “Yeah, that scoring form, that’s probably the best I’ve been toRashford had declared a few days ago to ITV Sports. I feel good on the pitch, I put myself in good positions to score goals. If my teammates keep creating chances, I think I will score again“. After a first part of the season with eight goals scored and three assists in 19 games, Rashford had already exceeded his sad record of last season (5 goals and 2 assists in 32 games, all competitions combined) and announced the color for the World Cup.

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Renaissance in selection at the 2022 World Cup

He had remained on a last painful episode in the national team after missing his penalty in the Euro final, but in Qatar, during the 2022 World Cup, Marcus Rasford digested. Scorer in the first match against Iran (6-2), he sent the Three Lions to the round of 16 after a double against Wales (3-0). If he did not score against Senegal (3-0) and France, he had a good performance in just six minutes against the Blues and his late entry had also been criticized by the English press.

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I went to see him during the summer and had a long discussion with himhad entrusted the English coach, during the World Cup. We have a completely different version of the player we had at the Euros last summer. It’s great for him and for us“. And despite a painful elimination against the Blues, Marcus Rashford returned to United with the desire to continue his good season. “We were close, but it wasn’t enough, I promise we will come back”he said on the evening of the defeat against France (1-2).

A disciplinary episode quickly settled

Back in Manchester, Marcus Rashford simply scored in all the matches played. Author of three goals in the last three Premier League matches, he had been benched for disciplinary reasons by Erik ten Hag during the trip from Manchester United to Wolverhampton, but the 25-year-old striker made his came into play at the break before offering the victory to the Red Devils (1-0). After this episode quickly defused, Rashford distinguished himself against Burnley, in the League Cup (2-0), before a benchmark match against Everton, in the Cup, where he scored and delivered an assist (3-1).

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“He has the mentality to become one of the best players in the world, I think he has the potential to be. Rashford is already one of the best, but I think he can take it to another level.”, explained Diogo Dalot about him, after the meeting. Comments shared by Lisandro Martinez, who arrived at the club this summer: “He has a great attitude and I think he will be one of the best players in the world”he added to Sky Sports.

Marcus Rashford unstoppable

And his manager, Erik ten Hag, helped a lot in his development, giving him a freer role. The Dutch manager has also tried to explain his return to form. “It’s himself ! He has the skills, I support him, I motivate him, that’s clear. I think I put him in the right place on the pitch, but to be honest he can play on the whole attacking line. We can use it as a tactical weapon, and it scores from all positions. If he keeps that focus, I’m sure he’ll score even more goals.”.

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And if you thought it would stop there, on Tuesday night the Manchester United striker scored a brace against Charlton (3-0), for his eighth consecutive home game, equaling a feat previously achieved by the legend of the Red Devils, Wayne Rooney, who congratulated him on Twitter. “Class, let’s continue this momentum”. Marcus Rashford will have the opportunity to get a little closer to Rooney and move on with Manchester United if he manages to confirm his good form against Manchester City, during a more than expected derby this Saturday (1:30 p.m.).

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