Erik ten Hag has revealed what he told Marcus Rashford the first day they met. “From day one I was so excited to work with him, “Ten Hag told Sky Sports ahead of Sunday’s Manchester derby.
“I saw his status and I knew already the impact he could have and his potential. Now he’s bringing that potential to the pitch so I’m really happy with his development.
‘I told him on day one, I want to see you smiling every day. We said that we would prepare the training sessions and then it’s up to you to love the training and give your best because when you feel pressure in training and enjoy it you will give your best.
“If you give your best you will improve and you will perform on the pitch. Then life is easy and your performance will go up.”
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Rashford has enjoyed an impressive start to the season for Manchester United, scoring three goals and making two assists in six Premier League appearances.
The Englishman clinched the league’s Player of the Month for September while Ten Hag picked up the Manager of the Month.