Marcus Rashford has been challenged by Manchester United for Wayne Rooney and Erik ten Hag

Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford already has more goals this season (27) than in the previous two campaigns combined (26). April isn’t here yet and Rashford is breaking personal records that seemed like a pipe dream in the midst of his struggles last year.

His renaissance has been truly remarkable and he is playing some of the best football of his career with Erik ten Hag at the helm. Rashford is back at what makes him a special talent. He is playing again with unbridled confidence, going up against the opposition on instinct and the results speak for themselves as he is the fittest striker in Europe.

In a team lacking a varied source of goals, Rashford more than delivered and delivered on his part of the bargain. His goals have been instrumental in the Reds’ rise up the Premier League table and throughout the Europa League campaign.

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The last United player to reach the 30-goal mark in a season was Robin van Persie in 2012/13, which was his memorable debut year at Old Trafford, and Rashford looks confident of matching that tally by the end of next month. . .

So what’s next? Champions League qualification appears to be assured, but the Europa League and FA Cup remain realistic paths to trophies and Rashford’s maintaining his form for the remainder of the season will be crucial in those competitions.

That will be the player’s priority, but Ten Hag, speaking in early February, challenged him to get between ’30 and 35 goals’ and the latest account is likely to have been pinpointed by an ambitious player who currently can’t seem to do much. . mistaken.

Regardless of what happens at the end of the season, Rashford will look back on this season fondly, as he is guaranteed to enjoy his summer vacation after the best year of his professional career.


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