Rashford: This has been my best season

Thursday 04 May 2023 12:55

Marcus Rashford agrees this has been his best season but Manchester United's top scorer is more concerned with team goals.

The homegrown talent plundered his 29th goal of a fine campaign when scoring at Tottenham in our last away game, and it was his shot that led to Bruno Fernandes's winner against Aston Villa last weekend.

His main focus is on winning more silverware with his boyhood club and achieving a top-four place, with a key fixture in that regard coming up at Brighton & Hove Albion tonight (Thursday, 20:00 BST kick-off).

With the Carabao Cup already in the trophy room, after Marcus claimed the second goal against Newcastle United at Wembley, there is another big date to look forward to, against Manchester City in the Emirates FA Cup final once our Premier League duties are concluded. Rashford hit the winner in the last derby clash with the Blues, sparking memorable celebrations at Old Trafford.

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Rashford prioritises team goals

Marcus Rashford knows it'll be "complicated" at Brighton but the focus remains the same...

First, though, is the contest with the Seagulls, and our no.10 knows the team comes before his personal quest for goals, as he is one shy of his best league tally in a season (17 in 2019/20).

When asked by Premier League Productions if this was his best campaign yet, he replied: "Individually, yes. But the year when Jose [Mourinho] was here, we won three trophies. For me, it's about the trophies.

"We've got the opportunity to secure Champions League football and the big one is to win another piece of silverware. That's what we're going to try to do. So that's what the aim is now."

In terms of setting personal targets at the start of each season, he said: "It's probably more contributions [than goals]. I'm not fixed on just scoring goals. I love scoring goals, but I enjoy playing with my team-mates. 

"I want to get assists to help with the link-up, how we build up, and just try to be a better player, trying to improve as a player. And it's not always just goals that makes you a good player."

With Brighton one of the teams that can still pip us to a Champions League slot, Rashford is under no illusions about how difficult the hosts will make life at the Amex Stadium.

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"I think nothing changes for us," stated the striker. "We want to get the three points at Brighton but it's a tough game. They're probably one of the best teams in the league in possession.

"So yeah, we're expecting a tough game and I'm pretty sure it will be, but we're going to go there and do our best to win.

"It's a very complicated game. So we just have to make sure we're well prepared and give it our best shot."