Manchester United’s coaching staff has advised in-coming boss Erik ten Hag to have faith in out-of-form Marcus Rashford ahead of the 2022-2023 season. After recovering from shoulder surgery in October 2021, Rashford struggled to play regularly in Ralf Rangnick’s first XI.
Rashford has only four Premier League goals in 25 appearances this season, prompting Ten Hag to wonder if the 24-year-old is the right fit for his team. On Sunday afternoon, Ten Hag will witness Manchester United’s final game of the season against Crystal Palace.
After the game, the Dutch manager will begin the process of clearing out the club to make a fresh start at Old Trafford. Ten Hag is set to eliminate ten players from United’s team, although his present coaching staff has persuaded him to keep Rashford.
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Rashford has what it takes to succeed at Manchester United, according to the Old Trafford staff, and his future at the club might be bright if he is given the necessary backing. Ten Hag, on the other hand, is looking for a striker to complement Cristiano Ronaldo next season, and is debatable whether Rashford can do so. If necessary, Ten Hag will look for a player outside of the existing United roster.
Rashford will need to reclaim his form quickly, as this season has seen him score his fewest goals since getting into the first team in the 2015-16 season. Only four goals have been scored by the England international in the Premier League this season. His goal totals in the previous two seasons were 22 and 21, respectively.
Rashford has also slipped down the pecking order in the Three Lions camp. Gareth Southgate left him out of the international friendlies against Switzerland and Ivory Coast in March. As a result, his spot in England’s World Cup squad in Qatar is in jeopardy.
To have a chance of getting back on the plane, Rashford will have to play regularly at the start of the 2022–2023 Premier League season. The Manchester United staff believes that Ten Hag, the new manager, should be the one to give him that chance.
On the other hand, Rashford has other suitors if the Dutch manager decides to leave the 24-year-old out of his plans for next season. During the summer transfer window, Liverpool and Barcelona are rumoured to be interested in signing Rashford.