Marcus Rashford identifies key factor in drastic change of form this season

Manchester United talisman Marcus Rashford has identified a key factor that contributed to his outstanding form this season.

The 25-year-old is the club’s top goalscorer this campaign and his form since the World Cup has been nothing short of world-class.

Rashford is currently on 24 goals and nine assists this season and given United’s contention in the remaining three competitions, he’ll certainly be looking to add to his impressive tally from now until the summer.

He was named February Player of the Month for the Red Devils and is nominated for the Premier League’s POTM again after sweeping both monthly awards in January.

The England international struggled last season to maintain form and fitness amid the club’s fluctuating results. He often looked frustrated when missing chances and being substituted out of matches, which contributed to his lack of confidence in front of the goal.

Rashford reflects on prolific form

Things have taken a turn for the better now, though, and United’s No.10 addressed his change in form in today’s press conference via the club website.

“Marcus, you’re a role model for so many young players. Going off the disappointments of last season, and now being a consistent top performer this season, can you just tell us what changes you made, what differences you made? Has it been anything to do with the new coaching set-up that’s come in under Erik ten Hag? And what are the changes that you might have made this season?”

“I think probably the main thing is that [when] I came into the season I was 100 per cent fit. I had a good training camp in the summer with my team before the pre-season. And then when I met up for the pre-season, it’s obviously a change because we had a new manager, new staff, a new way of playing. And it was exciting.

“To me, I just wanted to give everything I could and I’ve just not looked back since then. I feel like we’ve come on a lot as a team and we’ve won big games in our style of play. It’s been a while since I could sit here and say that.

“Yes, we’ve beaten big teams in the past and we’ve won big games but we’ve always had to do it a different way to how we’d prefer to do it. This season we’ve gone out and tried our best to play our way of football and try to win games.”

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