Erik ten Hag Has Set A 35-Goal Target For Rashford

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Erik ten Hag, the manager of Manchester United, has tasked Marcus Rashford with scoring as many as 35 goals before the end of the season.

Rashford scored his 20th goal of the season on Wednesday, helping the Red Devils rally from a two-goal deficit to draw 2-2 with Leeds United in the Premier League.

Since returning from the World Cup, the England forward has scored 12 goals in 14 games, which is nearly three times as much as Bruno Fernandes, United’s second-highest scorer with seven goals.

Ten Hag pushed Rashford to maintain setting lofty objectives since he was on track to easily surpass his most productive season to yet, which included 22 goals, in 2019–20.

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“[There is] much more to come and we have months to play, important months,” Ten Hag told the club’s website. “We have to get into a position where we can win trophies. 

“Until now, where we are, Marcus has had a big impact in this season. 

“I remember at the start of the season, I was questioning can he score 20 goals. Now he has that marker, he has scored 20 goals, but now it’s about getting more. 

“He has to challenge himself to get 30 or 35, but most focus has to be on the next goal and if you have that focus, you will see where you end up. But most important is that we win as a team.”

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