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Marcus Rashford makes WhoScored team of the week

Marcus Rashford has looked like a player getting back to his best in recent weeks and he features in the WhoScored Premier League team of the week for his performance against Arsenal on Sunday.

The Manchester United forward also made the BBC Sport’s version of Premier League team of the week.

This week’s WhoScored XI – game week 6

Pickford; Trippier, Andersen, Silva, Cancelo; Mbeumo, Mac Allister, Doucoure, Trossard; Toney, Rashford.

Rashford joins Brentford’s Ivan Toney in an attacking duo after his two goals against Arsenal. He scored from both of his shots on goal and provided the assist for Antony on his Manchester United debut.

As a result, Rashford earned a WhoScored rating of 8.80, and it shows that he is making the most of the game time he is getting under Ten Hag.

The England international told Sky Sports after the match (via Manchester Evening News): “It’s a massive game against Arsenal, the fact they’ve had such a good start to the season meant it was a big test for us. We showed up, we stood up to the challenge, we can be proud of ourselves.

“Sharp turnaround to the next game but it’s nice to get into the rhythm of things and keep playing games. It was tough, they are a good team, they know the principles, they’re a good position based team. [They] offer a lot of difficult things with players dropping in pockets and some attacking threat, it’s a difficult game and we expected so we had to be up for the challenge.

“We’ve got some excellent passes of the ball and as long as we make three, four, five runs then we’re going to get the ball. We might not get it the first time but we have to keep going for 90 minutes.

“It’s tough, we have to give them possession where they can’t hurt because like I said they’re a good team, we tried to give the ball at the back and let them have time there then press them on the side.

“There’s a couple of times they got through the press, they are electric when they get going. It’s really important to keep going when Bruno, Chris are on the ball. It’s important to make them runs and give them options and we managed to do that.”

United have now won four consecutive Premier League matches for the first time since April 2021. Erik ten Hag will hope he can continue building momentum between now and the international break.