Erik ten Hag believes that Manchester United can win the Premier League title with Marcus Rashford
This is according to a quote by a source in The Sun. It is believed that the Dutch coach is a huge fan of the revitalised Rashford.
He is said to have set a 20-goal target for the England international. The source says that Ten Hag believes the 24-year-old has the ability to become one of the world’s best.
“The manager wants Marcus to be United’s No 1 striker and lead the line up front. He believes Marcus has the ability to become one of the world’s best and wants him to express himself in matches. 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. They have a great relationship and Marcus is really happy.”
Rashford has been in great form this season. The forward already has three goals and two assists this season as compared to a total of five goals and two assists last campaign.
The winger has started all the games under the Dutchman since he took charge of the club and it is understandable why he wants him to lead his forward line. The manager also believes that his side can win the Premier League this season, with Manchester City considered the biggest threat.
It is felt their only title threat is City and if they slip up, then they believe they can capitalise.
United got off to a very poor start this season, losing their first two games. However, after that, the team completely transformed their form and have won four games on the bounce, including a victory against Liverpool and Arsenal.
Winning the title is something that United have not done since the 2012/13 season. The club are in a great run of form and currently sit fifth on the table with 12 points, three behind leaders Arsenal.
There is still a long way to go and with the World Cup in November, a lot could happen after that. It will be wise for United fans to not get their expectations high, but they can hope for something to happen.
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It is good to know that Ten Hag sees the potential in Rashford. The 24-year-old has been one of the world’s most promising young forwards and he needs a manager who can help him actualise his potential.