England manager Gareth Southgate has revealed why he believes Marcus Rashford has returned to form this season.
Rashford’s 2021/22 campaign was the worst of his career, as he scored just five goals in 35 appearances for Manchester United.
However, the Red Devils’ season was marred by missteps and controversy, with the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the return of Ralf Rangnick and the unfavourable return of Cristiano Ronaldo all contributing to their worst tally in the Premier League.
With Erik ten Hag now at the helm, United are looking to climb back up, notably lifting the Carabao Cup to end their six-year trophy drought.
Rashford has been breaking new ground under the Dutchman, and his form has exploded since the 2022 FIFA World Cup. He has already scored 27 goals in 43 matches. united this chapter.
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Talking to daily MailSouthgate explained why he thinks Rashford He found his scoring touch again.
“You can see the happiness. After all, you see him taking chances now and you expect a result from him. For a while, that wasn’t the case. You can see the confidence,” Southgate said.
“He’s benefiting from the environment at the club. Things have settled down. He’s got a manager who clearly respects him and he has a clear identity now with the team, their expectations and their work with and without the ball. The style of play is clear last year, there was a change of manager mid-season as well, so there was a lot It’s really worrying.
“It’s in that flow that every player and athlete wants to be in. You can’t be in it forever and you have to try to get back into it when you get out of it. But he’s in that moment and he has to feel super-confident.”
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