In-form Marcus Rashford has no intention of 'slowing down'

Marcus Rashford insists he has no intention of ‘slowing down’ after continuing his hot streak with brace in 3-0 win over Leicester… as Erik ten Hag says Man United were fortunate after ‘RUBBISH’ first-half display

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Marcus Rashford celebrated his best-ever season for Manchester United with two more goals to sink Leicester on Sunday, and then declared that he won’t be slowing down anytime soon.

Rashford’s double in a 3-0 win took his total to 24 goals – beating his previous best of 22 from the 2019-20 campaign – as the deadliest scorer in Europe at the moment made it 16 in the last 17 games since returning from the World Cup.

Rashford, who will now set his sights on United’s Europa League clash with Barcelona on Thursday and the Carabao Cup final against Newcastle three days later, said: ‘We’re fighting for a lot of different things and we have another big week. I don’t feel like slowing down and always want to improve.’

Manager Erik ten Hag was relieved to see Rashford put United ahead at half-time, describing his team’s performance in the first 45 minutes as ‘a mess’ and ‘rubbish’.

‘I was really unhappy by our performance,’ said Ten Hag. ‘We have to follow the rules and principles from our way of playing. When we don’t, it is getting a mess. We were really lucky at half-time. It was a great goal. For the rest, it is rubbish.

Marcus Rashford scored in both halves of Manchester United’s win against Leicester City

Rashford opened the scoring against the run of play for the hosts in the 25th minute

Manager Erik ten Hag was relieved to see Rashford put Man United ahead at half-time 

‘The players knew. I could see through their behaviour at half-time, they were not happy. I could see they were disappointed, but they are not robots.’

The Dutchman was heartened by a statement from the Manchester United Supporters’ Trust stipulating that any takeover of the club must carry a guarantee that he stays in charge.

‘I thank the fans, they have their trust in me,’ added Ten Hag. ‘I feel committed to this club. I love to be here but what I can influence is the performance of this team.’

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers was upset that no action was taken by referee Stuart Attwell over a challenge by Marcel Sabitzer on Wout Faes in the first half.

‘It’s a sending-off, he has straight-legged him right on his knee,’ claimed Rodgers. ‘How it was not looked is incredible. Someone has said it was after an incident but I don’t buy that.’

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