THE BALL – “For the successes we need, we need Rashford” (Manchester United)

English worldwide striker Marcus Rashford’s superb season at Manchester United, the place he teamed up with Diogo Dalot and Bruno Fernandes, this Thursday deserved reward from the Dutch coach of the ‘purple devils’, Erik Ten Hag.

“To attain the successes we need, we need this [Rashford]», stated Ten Hag, quoted on the membership’s web site, impressed by the 18 targets scored by the 25-yr-previous English worldwide striker this season, ten of them in 9 of the ten matches of the Old Trafford workforce since final in the World Cup in Qatar. 2022.

With the opening purpose of the assembly at the City Ground, on Wednesday, in the victory of the ‘purple devils’ in opposition to Nottingham Forest (3-0), in the assembly of the first leg of the semi-finals of the League Cup, Rashford grew to become the first membership participant who scored a number of targets in an version of the League Cup, which didn’t occur for 14 years, when the Argentine Carlos Tevez scored half a dozen (2008/09).

And in the whole Premier League, solely the Norwegian Erling Haaland (Man. City), with 31 targets for the two-time English champion, surpassed the scoring effectivity of Rashford, who, in complete for the season , in 29 video games, extra. to 18 targets, along with six assists: that’s, he’s in 24 of United’s targets.

And with the finish of Rashford’s contract for one and a half seasons (June 2024), Ten Hag ended up confirming, though with out giving any additional particulars, that the negotiations are to go forward – learn the change or – continues.

“Conversations between golf equipment and gamers are confidential. But I do know that Manchester United is your membership. And that comes first. But greater than that, on this surroundings, on this workforce, Marcus is taking part in his greatest soccer. It’s getting higher, and that is good. He makes use of 100% of his vitality on the discipline for the workforce, he applies himself, he has a superb work plan and on this workforce his qualities will be seen. That’s why I say that if we need to obtain the success we need, we need him», stated Ten Hag about his beloved pupil.

Six years have handed – since the English League Cup and the 2016/17 UEFA Europa League, then nonetheless with coach José Mourinho at the helm of the workforce – that Man. United have not gained a single title, which has set off alarm bells for what’s the world’s fourth-highest-incomes membership.

A state of affairs confirmed by the examine of the Deloitte consultancy printed this month and associated to 2021/22 – the ‘purple devils’ fell from third to fourth, overtaken by the English and European runner-up, Liverpool, and the nonetheless behind two-time English champions and metropolis rivals, the Man. City (first), and Spanish and European champion, Real Madrid.

“It’s the greatest feeling we can have, successful a trophy. In my profession, I’ve been fortunate sufficient to win just a few titles: it is nice, particularly for the supporters of the membership! So, it has been nice United followers have this expertise of successful, particularly the older ones and that is important. It’s been an extended, very long time for Man. United, that the membership has nothing to win: we know that and we do it the whole lot to win a ‘cup’», assured Ten Hag.


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