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Man Utd’s Quadruple Dream Is Maintained by Marcus Rashford’s Hot Streak


Marcus Rashford’s brilliant play has put Manchester United on top of a wave and kept Erik ten Hag’s team in contention for trophies on four different fronts. When they take on Newcastle in the League Cup final on Sunday, the Red Devils might break a six-year trophy drought. But first, there’s the opportunity to defeat Barcelona in a titanic Europa League match on Thursday. The teams are tied at 2-2 following an exciting first leg at the Camp Nou as Rashford continued to tear up Premier League defenses on the European stage.

In a seven-minute span in Catalonia, the England international transformed a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 lead for United first smashing home at Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s near post and then drilling in a cross that forced Jules Kounde to turn into his own net.

He added two more goals to his season total of 24, which was already a career-high, in a 3-0 victory over Leicester on Sunday that put United in the running for the Premier League title.

Even more amazing is his growth since the World Cup break.

The 25-year-20 old’s goal involvements, including 16 goals and four assists since returning from Qatar, are unmatched by any player in Europe’s top five divisions.

Rashford stated, “I don’t feel like slowing down,” after leaving the Leicester defense in his wake.

“I’m always trying to push myself and get better.”

Leaving Ronaldo’s shadow behind. Also, there is the impression that a player is making up time.

Rashford suffered a lot with his health and form last season after missing a penalty in England’s heartbreaking Euro 2020 final loss to Italy.

He wasn’t the only one to let United down throughout a terrible campaign. In his first season as manager, Ten Hag has changed the atmosphere at Old Trafford, but Rashford’s return to form has been crucial for a team that lacks goals overall.

The fact that his recent success has coincided with Cristiano Ronaldo leaving the team for the World Cup is also difficult to overlook.

After making his debut in 2016 as a young player with a fresh face, Rashford has emerged from the shadow of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner to become the player United supporters had hoped he could become.

When it comes to Rashford taking personal responsibility to live up to his potential, Ten Hag remarked, “I think as a manager, as a coaching staff we have to push them but ultimately it comes from the player.”

The problem for United is what would happen if Rashford’s scorching streak were to end.

Since the World Cup, he has appeared in all one of United’s 17 games despite a demanding schedule.

The way the visitors managed to hold on for a draw in the dying seconds at the Camp Nou last week showed signs of exhaustion.

But, Ten Hag is relying on the support of the crowd at the “Theatre of Dreams” to propel his team to victory. If successful, it would mark United’s biggest European victory since Rashford’s penalty eliminated Paris Saint-Germain from the Champions League in 2019.

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