Manchester United: Erik Ten Hag set on making the club the world’s best

Erik ten Hag was appointed as Manchester United supervisor in April 2022

Erik ten Hag desires to show Manchester United into the best crew in the world, with Marcus Rashford main that transformation.

The Dutch supervisor addressed questions on Paris St-Germain’s curiosity in England ahead Rashford.

United have triggered the extension on Rashford’s contract, which is able to no longer expire till 2024.

“I’d say that is the best place [for him] to be as a result of we wish to construct the best crew,” Ten Hag mentioned.

“First in England, then in Europe, then in the world.”

Rashford has scored 9 targets in 9 video games since coming back from World Cup obligation in Qatar.

With 17 targets already this season, the 25-year-old has scored greater than Antony, Bruno Fernandes and Anthony Martial – United’s subsequent highest scorers – mixed.

“I feel he understands Manchester United is his club but additionally, on this setting, he’s enjoying his best soccer,” Ten Hag added.

“This crew can assist him be in the proper place and to attain targets, which he’s good at.

“He is essential for us and if we wish to get the success we would like, we’d like him.”

United go to Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg on Wednesday (20:00 GMT).

It is an opportunity for United to bounce again from their last-minute defeat at Premier League leaders Arsenal on Sunday, the second straight league recreation during which they’ve dropped factors after conceding late on.

The club haven’t gained a trophy since 2017 and in the event that they fail to finish that run this season, it is going to be their longest interval with out silverware since the nine-year hole between their 1968 European Cup triumph and the 1977 victory over Liverpool in the FA Cup .

Before his aspect’s first go to to the City Ground since their 8-1 triumph in 1999, when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer got here off the bench to attain 4 instances, Ten Hag additionally defended £82m Brazilian winger Antony.

The 22-year-old has not had a lot of an affect since scoring on his debut in opposition to Arsenal on September 4 and at Crystal Palace final week he exchanged insults with Fernandes after the Portuguese midfielder complained a few go that had rolled out for a goal- kick.

“He just isn’t shedding video games,” Ten Hag mentioned. “He is enjoying and the crew is profitable and that already provides a message about how effectively he’s performing.

“He can do higher. We need him to be extra direct. But the crew is performing higher if he’s on the pitch and that may be a good factor.”

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