Marcus Rashford ready under Erik ten Hag era as United’s pre-season tour begins

Manchester United: Marcus Rashford ready for the Erik ten Hag era Marcus Rashford believes enjoying a full pre-season will allow him to regain his form under new Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag, saying he is ‘ready and focused’ ahead of the new Premier League season after a poor 2021/22 season for the English. striker. He and his Manchester United team-mates are enjoying a ‘fresh start’ under Erik ten Hag. Follow the latest football news live with InsideSport.IN

Manchester United: Marcus Rashford ready and focused for life under Erik ten Hag as Man United’s pre-season tour begins, says ‘It’s a fresh start’

Rashford endured a poor campaign in 2021-22, scoring just four goals in 25 league appearances as United finished sixth and posted their worst Premier League points tally (58).

Having played just 1,232 minutes of Premier League football, Rashford has been left out of Gareth Southgate’s England squad for June’s Nations League fixtures.

Manchester United: Marcus Rashford ready and focused for life under Erik ten Hag as Man United’s pre-season tour begins, says ‘It’s a fresh start’

The Three Lions boss also claimed that Rashford, along with his club-mate Jadon Sancho, had “a lot to do” to make England’s squad for the World Cup later this year after struggling on the national scene.

But after taking part in the Euro 2020 party in England last year and missing a full pre-season ahead of the coronavirus-affected 2020-21 campaign, Rashford is relishing his time training under Ten Hag.

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Manchester United: Marcus Rashford ready and focused for life under Erik ten Hag as Man United’s pre-season tour begins, says ‘It’s a fresh start’

“I certainly haven’t had as much rest before during the summer holidays, so it was a bit strange at first and I had to adjust my schedule a bit, make it a bit longer, so that I could arrive with a positive look at everything”, he told the club’s website.

“We are delighted to leave [on tour] now. You feel every day now that you are stepping forward and stepping forward to be ready for the season. I don’t think I’ve had a good pre-season since 2019, so for me that’s definitely a positive thing.

Manchester United: Marcus Rashford ready and focused for life under Erik ten Hag as Man United pre-season tour begins, says
Manchester United: Marcus Rashford ready and focused for life under Erik ten Hag as Man United’s pre-season tour begins, says ‘It’s a fresh start’

“I feel like I probably needed that time to disconnect a bit and that time allowed me to refocus a lot sooner than expected, to be honest.

“Like I said, I feel ready and focused, so when that first game comes around, it’s good to know that you’ve done almost six weeks of training in advance. That will definitely be a positive. . »

Manchester United: Marcus Rashford ready and focused for life under Erik ten Hag as Man United’s pre-season tour begins, says ‘It’s a fresh start’

United endured a disastrous campaign last term as their major trophy drought was extended to five years, with caretaker boss Ralf Rangnick posting the worst points-per-game return (1.5) and winning percentage (42 %) of all managers of the club’s Premier. League history.

“We have that feeling of excitement again and that buzz around the training ground and so that’s definitely positive for pre-season,” he added.

“It’s pretty much, one, really understanding the principles of how Erik wants us to play and the details, and two, enjoying it.

Manchester United: Marcus Rashford ready and focused for life under Erik ten Hag as Man United pre-season tour begins, says
Manchester United: Marcus Rashford ready and focused for life under Erik ten Hag as Man United’s pre-season tour begins, says ‘It’s a fresh start’

“In the first week of training we did both and everyone is looking forward to going on the tour and putting what we did in training into the first games.

“It’s a new start for everyone, and for me personally I had quite a long break, a good camp before resuming training, and we’re off to a good start.

“As I said, everyone is looking forward to pre-season now and trying to put into games what we have learned in training so far, and what we will continue to learn, not only during the pre-season but throughout the season too.

United will face Liverpool and Atletico Madrid in top-flight friendlies before starting their Premier League season against Brighton and Hove Albion on August 7.

Manchester United: Marcus Rashford ready and focused for life under Erik ten Hag as Man United’s pre-season tour begins, says ‘It’s a fresh start’

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