Erik Ten Hag Sets Target for Top Man United Star for This Season

Erik Ten Hag Sets Target for Top Man United Star for This Season

  • Erik ten Hag has reportedly backed Marcus Rashford to have a successful season under him this term
  • The Man United boss has handed the Englishman a fresh lease of life since his arrival and has been utilised as the main striker in Ten Hag's 4-2-3-1 formation
  • Rashford has repaid the Dutchman's faith in him with electric performances, which have seen him score three goals and bag two assists
  • It is understood that Ten Hag has now set a 20-goal target for the England international as he hopes he will play a central role in his debut season in the EPL

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has reportedly outlined what he expects from Marcus Rashford this season.

Rashford has been a mainstay figure since the arrival of Ten Hag earlier in the summer, with the Dutchman preferring the forward to lead United's attack.

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Marcus Rashford celebrates after scoring during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Wolves at Old Trafford. Photo by Ash Donelon.
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According to the Daily Mail citing The Sun, Ten Hag is keen to have Rashford as the club's No.1 striker ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo.

It is believed that Ten Hag views Rashford as one of the world's best and has set the England international a 20-goal target for this season.

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"The manager wants Marcus to be United's No 1 striker and lead the lineup front," a source told SunSport.
"He is always telling him to use his pace and skills when he gets a chance. He told Marcus he will easily score 20 this season," the source added.

How Marcus Rashford is repaying Ten Hag's faith in him

Incredibly, Rashford appears to have had his United career rejuvenated under Ten Hag, with the Englishman hitting top form under the Dutchman.

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The United academy graduate has already hit top form, scoring three goals and bagging two assists so far this term.

So far, the forward's biggest highlight of the season was during Arsenal's visit to Old Trafford when he scored a brace and set up another.

Rashford's impressive performance against the Gunners inspired the Red Devils to a 3-1 thrilling win in what was United's fourth win on the trot.

Man United stars want Ronaldo to stay on the bench

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Manchester United squad has reportedly called for Cristiano Ronaldo to stay on the bench this season.

Ronaldo has been limited to just two starts this season, with the last one coming during United's Europa League defeat to Real Sociedad.

The Portuguese has been playing second fiddle to Marcus Rashford, who teammates contend is better suited in Erik ten Hag's system.