Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has acknowledged that both the club and Marcus Rashford are dissatisfied with the striker’s recent performances. Ten Hag believes that Rashford will regain his form despite his red card in the midweek Champions League loss.
Rashford’s red card, which occurred when he protected the ball by planting his foot on FC Copenhagen’s Elias Jelert’s ankle, was a pivotal moment in the match. It led to United surrendering a 2-0 lead and ultimately losing 4-3.
Ten Hag stated on Friday that Marcus is unhappy with his current form, but he has high expectations for himself. However, the manager is confident that Rashford will improve and score goals once the team’s overall performance improves.
Ten Hag hopes that Rashford will quickly return to his best form, especially since Manchester United is currently in eighth place in the Premier League, six points away from the top four.
The manager expressed his belief that Rashford’s turnaround could happen in just one game. He remains optimistic about the striker’s potential.
Manchester United has had a difficult start to the season, with two consecutive 3-0 home defeats. They have lost nine out of their last 17 games in all competitions, their worst record since 1962.
Next, United will face Luton Town at Old Trafford on Saturday. Luton Town is currently in 17th place after a 1-1 draw with Liverpool.
Rashford, who has only scored one goal in 10 Premier League games, was criticized by Ten Hag for attending his birthday party after the team’s 3-0 loss to Manchester City.
Rashford’s red card in the Champions League match against Copenhagen had a significant impact on the momentum of the game. United now faces a crucial situation with two Group A games remaining.
Ten Hag emphasized the importance of winning every game and expressed disappointment over any loss. He remains focused on the process and managing the team’s progress.
Despite questions about his performance as manager during the team’s poor run, Ten Hag believes that the team has the ability to overcome setbacks, as demonstrated in previous matches against Fulham and Brentford.
In recent matches, Bruno Fernandes and Scott McTominay have scored crucial goals in added time, providing some relief for Ten Hag.
The article was reported by Lori Ewing and edited by Ken Ferris. It adheres to the Thomson RushHourDaily Trust Principles.
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