Ten Hag on Marcus Rashford: “From the first moment, I recognised huge potential. And now to get out the potential, I believe when Marcus’s positioning is on the back of the defending line, there is almost no better player in the world.
“There is Mbappé in this moment, a type like him. But when he [Rashford]’s getting in that position [on the back of the defensive line], he’s great and you see he’s really improved also out of possession.
“One of the first things I said to him [Rashford] was ‘come to training and smile’, that gives you energy when you are happy.”
Rashford scored three goals for England at World Cup despite starting just once. Before the break, he found the net eight times and assisted two goals for United.
The Red Devils face Burnley in the Carabao Cup on December 21st before a Premier League clash with Nottingham Forest six days later.