Ten Hag: Rashford could score 40 in a season

Saturday 27 May 2023 22:30

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag believes Marcus Rashford can score '40 goals a season' after his superb attacking exploits for the Reds across this campaign.

Our no.10 brought up 30 strikes in all competitions against Chelsea on Thursday evening and still has another two games against Fulham and Manchester City to further improve on his tally this season.

It's been an impressive term for the England international in all aspects of his game, having also so far chalked up an impressive total of 11 assists in the Premier League, Europa League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup.

United boss Ten Hag was asked if Marcus can further improve on his numbers heading into next year, with his development clear for all to see so far under the Dutchman's tutelage.

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"The first part I think, yeah. With Marcus, there's a lot of room for improvement in his game and I'm convinced he could score even more," began the boss when asked if there is still more to come from our no.10.

"I think when you take for instance the last ten games he didn't score so many goals, I think only two or three.

"He can improve but I'm happy where he was last season and what he did now and that he has brought himself back."

Having easily surpassed his previous season's best of 22 in our 2019/20 campaign by some distance, the Three Lions international has brought up 30 goals for the first time in his United career.

Ten Hag has backed Marcus to find the net even more frequently next season, insisting that motivating his players to want more is a key facet to their development.

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"We supported him where we could with the way of play, but also in his mental mindset," added Erik.

"So we are happy with that but yeah, we have to push for more.

"I'm sure he's capable of scoring 40 goals in the season and to make also for him the next step."