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Ten Hag wants more from Man Utd's Marcus Rashford.

Updated: Oct 28, 2022

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag says he would like to see England forward Marcus Rashford be more ruthless in front of goal, despite his brilliant start to the 2022-23 Premier League campaign.

Rashford is United's highest goalscorer so far this season with five goals in all competitions and has registered more assists than any of the Red Devils.

However, following Man United's narrow Europa League win over Cyprus Club Omonia Nicosia on Thursday night that saw Rashford miss several chances, the Dutchman urged the 23-year-old to finish off his chances going forward.

Rashford in a really good run.

"He did a lot of things well but finally he knows that he has to be more clinical and he had to score a goal," Ten Hag told the media on Friday as quoted by BBC Sport.

"When you have such good movements and make such good combinations, good actions, then you have to finish. I know sometimes it's the game, it's not your night and it's about the form of the day, but it can change in another game.

"I think he's in a really good run, that shows in the chances he creates. Now it's two games he's been a little unlucky. On Sunday he deserved a goal but they cancelled it, against Nicosia he didn't score. I say save it for the coming week."

When asked whether his United strikers can match the figures [20] Manchester City's Erling Haaland has reached, Ten Hag replied: "Yes, I'm confident, mostly. In my teams, there are players who will score. They come into the position and in the last part, it's also about the freedom from the player, the intuition, and the space they have to take.

"When they have that feeling then you will see that when they have the talent, when they have the potential, they will score that number of goals.

"I think we have in our squad players who can score that number of goals, but you can also divide it, because we have many goalscorers across the offensive department. But I think we also need something from midfield and the defensive department."

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