Erik ten Hag ‘unhappy’ with Marcus Rashford form but insists his best form ‘will be back’
He has scored just one goal all season.
After hitting 30 goals last season, Rashford has scored just once this term – back in early September in the 3-1 defeat to Arsenal.
The 26-year-old went out to celebrate his birthday the evening after United’s humiliating 3-0 defeat to Manchester City at the end of October, a decision his manager later described as ‘unacceptable’.
Rashford apologised to his manager and after missing last week’s win over Fulham through injury, was back in the side midweek against Copenhagen.
His woes continued that night, however, shown a straight red card in the first-half as his side fell to a disastrous 4-3 defeat.
‘I think he’s not happy, we’re not happy,’ ten Hag said of Rashford, speaking ahead of the visit of Luton Town on Saturday afternoon.
‘He has high expectations for himself and, of course, in this moment he is not in his best form but I know he will be back.
‘I know when the team is playing better, he will play better, score goals, I am confident on that. Also this season, he will improve, he will score goals, he is totally in the team, he is totally aware of everything.
‘It (improved form) can happen very quickly, sometimes you only need one game and I am sure he will get there.’
United have lost nine of their 17 games this season and while some of the pressure on ten Hag was relieved last weekend after Bruno Fernandes’ late winner at Craven Cottage, a huge setback in Europe on Wednesday leaves United in desperate need of a win once again.
‘It is about the end result,’ ten Hag said.
‘We have to win every game, so we are very disappointed about losing any game.
‘But it is about the end result, a process, thinking about the process and then it is about managing the process. That’s all I focus on.’
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