I’m not Harry Potter… There was no magic from Ten Hagh in Rashford’s resurrection.

[마이데일리 = 김건호 기자] Manchester United coach Eric Ten Hag (52) insisted that the performance of Marcus Rashford (25) was just a difference in confidence.

Manchester United will play Reading in the 4th round of the 2022-23 season at Old Trafford in Manchester, England at 5 am (Korea time) on the 29th. Reading is a team in the English Championship (second division).

Coach Ten Hagh attended a pre-press conference held on the 28th and opened his mouth about Rashford’s performance. Rashford is showing a completely different look to last season. Rashford, who made a late start to the season after undergoing shoulder surgery last season, started well by scoring in two consecutive games on his return, but has not been able to properly execute the goalscorer since. He finished the season with 5 goals and 2 assists in 32 official games.

However, Rashford, who met coach Eric ten Haag this season, looked different. In the first half of this season, Rashford has already surpassed the offensive points recorded last season by posting 8 goals and 3 assists in 19 games. Rashford, who returned from taking part in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, became sharper. After the season resumed, he scored 10 goals and 3 assists in 10 games.

In the first leg against Nottingham Forest in the semi-final of the English League Cup held on the 26th, he broke through the dribble from his side, entered the penalty box, and finished with a left-footed shot to score a goal.

Ten Haag laughed off Rashford’s performance, saying, “I’m not Harry Potter.” “It’s just confidence. Every player has to have confidence. Rashford fought for this and invested in this.”

ten Haag insisted that the coaching staff would help, but crucially, a player needed his confidence to develop. “Of course, with the coaching staff, we give Rashford the necessary practices to get into the right position and create the way he plays,” he said. “I’m sure. The way he plays is important, but so is the environment and culture. Rashford is in very good shape. I think the routine is to work every day, train and play .”

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