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Erik Ten Hag urges Man Utd fans to back Marcus Rashford

Marcus Rashford made headlines yesterday when he send a post out on social media claiming that Man Utd fans had been abusing him. Rashford, who has had a difficult season on and off the pitch, has been criticised heavily by supporters for his lack of worth ethic this season but the forward believes the criticism has crossed the line.

Telling his millions of followers on X that “enough is enough”, Rashford sparked speculation that he could set to quit Old Trafford this summer due to the ‘abuse'.

One man who has consistently backed Rashford over the past two years has been Erik Ten Hag. The Dutchman was credited with bringing the best form out of the England winger last season, with the academy graduate scoring 30 goals for the first time in his career.

However, this season, Rashford's form has fallen off a cliff and he has just seven league goals to his name. The lack of goals hasn't been the biggest concern for Man Utd fans but rather his lack of application when the chips have been down – a frequent occurrence this campaign.

Ten Hag backs Rashford to win over Man Utd fans

The Dutchman, who is fighting to save his job at Old Trafford, has repeatedly backed Rashford this season even when the 26-year-old called in sick to training after an unauthorised night out in Belfast in the week of a match.

Ten Hags backs Rashford to prove Man Utd fans wrong
Erik Ten Hag was credited with getting the best out of Rashford last season – Photo by Icon Sport

On Friday, he backed him once again and told the club's supporters to get behind him. The former Ajax boss said:

“I have a lot of sympathy for Rashy, of course. Last year, he had a brilliant season; I think the best in his career. I think it was 30 goals. We can see what he is capable of.

“This season, he hasn't given the performances and people are very critical and I think we have to back him. Everyone should back him and should push him to get back to the levels he had last year.

“I think he needs the support. We all know what he is capable of, so we have to support him, but we also have to push him because he can do better than he is doing this year. We have seen last year, when he was really brilliant.”


Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance sports writer with ten years of experience covering major sporting events across Europe. He has also been a season ticket holder at Old Trafford since 2008 and has visited over 40 football stadiums in the United Kingdom and abroad following the Reds.

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