Ian Wright has praised Marcus Rashford for his goalscoring display against Arsenal on Sunday afternoon.
Erik ten Hag is trying to give a new lease of life to United players who could have easily thrown the towel in after last season. Instead, the new manager will do his utmost to get the best out of them, including Rashford.
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The England international has started games down the middle in recent weeks and that decision has paid dividends. He led the line superbly against Arsenal when he scored two goals and registered an assist to add to his tally for the season.
It remains to be seen how many goals Rashford will score this season, but he should look to cement his place back in the line-up this season, after losing his spot to Anthony Elanga under Rangnick.
Arsenal legend Wright would have been rooting for his former club at Old Trafford, but they fell short in the battle after Mikel Arteta’s second half substitutions.
Still, Wright spoke highly of Rashford’s performance against the Gunners.
“I was really pleased for Rashford because – it was the same as the Liverpool game – he’s another one of those players that everything he does is quite defining,” Wright told his podcast. “If he misses that [first goal], it goes to that place of real negativity again.
“What I’ve seen from him up until this point, especially with the last two goals he’s scored, is somebody that thinks ‘If I’m going through, I’m scoring’. I can’t complain about that because Arsenal went there with the right attitude.
“I thought Man United, in the current climate, you don’t want those players to get confidence. [Christian] Eriksen is the one and Rashford looks reborn, he’s putting the pot on the fire because he’s ready to cook. He looks in that instant, unstoppable.
“The only thing that is going to stop him is if the pass isn’t good enough, or his touch isn’t good enough. Both of the finishes got a little clip off somebody, but he’s getting the luck now. With his pace, he is f****** dangerous.”
As things stand, Rashford is United’s top goalscorer this season, with three in six games so far, as well as two assists. It can only be a good thing for United and Rashford’s confidence.
His unselfish runs will only contribute to goals and Rashford will be doing everything he can to make the England squad for this year’s World Cup.