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Man Utd boss Ten Hag plays down influence on Rashford form: He fought for this

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has played down his role in Marcus Rashford's sensational form.

Instead, he puts it all down to the England international's determination to find his very best form that has brought ten goals in his last ten games.

Ten Hag said: “I'm not Harry Potter! It's just confidence. Every player has to make his own confidence. He fought for this, he invested in this.

“Of course, with my coaching staff, we bring in structures, especially in the way of play, that give him routines he needs to get into the right position.

“But finally, it's up to him, to the player, and when the player has the confidence then I'm convinced.

“The way of play is most important but the environment and culture are also important, then the player can perform at his best.

“It's obvious that Marcus at this moment is in really good shape, really good form."

Rashford's goalscoring run since returning from the World Cup is the best of any player in Europe's top leagues.

He scored another wonder goal against Nottingham Forest in the midweek on the back of his spectacular opener at Arsenal last weekend.

New on-loan signing Wout Weghorst also broke his duck in the Carabao Cup tie at the City Ground and with Antony on form in that game too, Ten Hag is confident in his attacking line-up — despite Anthony Martial's ongoing fitness problems.

Ten Hag said: “The front line now gives me a positive feeling, it's getting stronger and they take benefit from each other.

“In the first part of the season, we had many problems in the front line.

“Often we had games where we didn't have players who were 100 per cent physically and mentally fit.

“Now that's not the case as much and Marcus can take even more benefit from such situations."

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