Ten Hag lauds ‘unstoppable’ Rashford after extending scoring spree in League Cup. After Marcus Rashford scored his 10th goal since the World Cup in Manchester United’s victory over Nottingham Forest in the first leg of the League Cup semifinal, manager Erik ten Hag praised Rashford’s “unstoppable” form.
Rashford’s superb solo effort gave the home team the lead. He ran down the left wing, cut inside, and then finished at the near post.
After that, United scored twice more, through newcomers Wout Weghorst and Bruno Fernandes, to win the first leg 3-0 and seize control of the tie.
After losing to Arsenal, Ten Hag thinks Manchester United must “alter mindset.”
Ten Hag responded to the question of whether Rashford is doing better than other United players by saying, “Other players are playing well, but I am satisfied with Marcus. Since the beginning of the season, his performance and growth have improved, and he has continued to do so. We must continue that process, and he is obviously also accountable for it.
“I believe he is unstoppable in this mindset and energy. The squad must then assume the proper positions.
“We’ve got a plan in hand. But the ability to generate opportunities also depends on people’s ingenuity and intuition, like Rashford.
When a squad has players like Rashford, Bruno, Antony, [Anthony] Martial, and Christian Eriksen—don’t forget him—who can be inventive in the final third and pull off some crazy things, it also lends a sense of fantasy and adventure to the group.
Ten Hag downplayed any injury worries when Rashford was replaced in the 57th minute of the game.
Speaking to Sky Sports, he said, “We have a lot of games, Marcus did his job, scored another goal, we were winning, in a fantastic position, and [Alejandro] Garnacho is extremely motivated to play games, play minutes, and also to get into the squad.
Yes, there is still one (more) game to play. The same applies to us; we must plan ahead and be well-prepared. The athletes