‘He may have been dragged down by those’ – Marcus Rashford told secret to his Man United revival

The attacker has scored in nine consecutive home games and remains Uniteds top scorer this season. Hes already scored more than triple the amount he netted during last years miserable campaign (five).

Rashford also finished up as Englands joint-top scorer at the World Cup, netting three alongside Bukayo Saka. The 25-year-old has flourished under new Reds boss Erik ten Hag this term after an uninterrupted pre-season, with the academy product in the best form of his career.

Former Crystal Palace and Brighton striker Glenn Murray said the reason for this is partly down to those surrounding him on the pitch, but also due to Ten Hags approach.

He told Sky Sports: This all started when he [Rashford] went on a pre-pre-season in America that was well-documented and he has just come back as a different player.

His mindset, I think Erik ten Hag has sat him down and said I want you to be the number one striker, and he is thriving off that pressure.

In years gone by there have been some big egos at Manchester United and he may have been dragged down by those, but he is coming of age now. Its a habit scoring goals and he seems to be relishing this team.

Fellow pundit Jamie Redknapp added: Potentially a new contract coming up, in the summer I thought his time was done at Manchester United, but no, he deserves everything he is getting right now.

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