Marcus Rashford is hugged by Ashley Young and Andreas Pereira.

Rashford wants more goals from forwards

Monday 28 October 2019 08:00

Manchester United may have found the back of the net three times during Sunday’s win over Norwich City, but Marcus Rashford wants more potency from the Reds' attack.

The United no.10, who scored his 50th goal for the Reds in the victory at Carrow Road, was part of a devastating front three against the Canaries, alongside Daniel James and Anthony Martial.

The trio combined for two of our goals on Sunday and for the attack which led to our first penalty in the opening period.
Anthony Martial finished off United's electrifying attacking display at Carrow Road.
But, despite getting in the groove against Norwich, Marcus believes there’s plenty more to come from the Reds’ dynamic front three.

“I think the one thing we can improve on is making more clear-cut opportunities for each other,” the striker told MUTV after the game. 

“For me, that’s the next step. We’re creating and making each other half-chances, but, as forwards, the easier the goals you can get, the better. We want to be able to just square it past the goalkeeper and tap it in.

“We’ve been working hard and I think, if we keep that up, it’ll become easier for us.”
United have struggled to kill games off in recent weeks, but with the trident of Rashford, James and Martial all starting a game together for the first time since August, that never looked likely on Sunday.

Marcus explained that much of our threat up front came from a relatively simple aspect of the game.

“I think we’re just talking to each other as we’re playing and it makes it simpler for you on the ball,” he said. 

“If we can give information as we pass the ball it just makes it that bit more simple. That’s the next step for us.
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“If we are 1-0 up, we need to see the game out, that’s something we need to improve on,” he added. 

“Today, we managed to do that and get a couple of goals. It’s positive and we can do better, but we take the three points and just try to improve.”

While it’s no surprise to see Rashford and Martial looking so menacing, some United fans may have been forgiven for not expecting the same level of consistency from new signing Daniel James.

However, the Welsh winger has more than played his part so far this year, something Marcus was keen to point out after Sunday’s match.
Daniel James assisted Rashford's goal with a great through ball.

“He’s had a brilliant impact - he’s scored important goals and he’s assisting as well,” said Rashford.

“The main thing is that he’s working hard for the team and the other stuff just comes with the game. He’s the prime example of that. 

“We’re all hungry to keep pushing, to keep scoring more goals and keep assisting each other. I think, if us three can keep doing that on a regular basis, then we’ll definitely get some more points."

Rashford now has half a century of goals for United in all competitions.
Rashford has now scored for the second Premier League game in a row, and was delighted to reach his half-century for the club.

‘It’s a nice feeling,” the England international admitted. “I think this goal wasn’t so bad. The keeper’s not really rushing out at you so you can relax and pick your spot. 

“It’s a brilliant ball from Dan, even to recognise the space and, when we play like that, it’s devastating. Like I said, we can keep doing that and keep making chances for each other.”

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