Marcus Rashford (born 31 October 1997) is an English professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Manchester United and the England national team.
A Manchester United player from the age of seven, he scored two goals on both his first-team debut against Midtjylland in the UEFA Europa League in February 2016 and his Premier League debut against Arsenal three days later.
He also scored in his first Manchester derby match, his first EFL Cup match and his first UEFA Champions League match. With United, Rashford has so far won the FA Cup, EFL Cup, FA Community Shield and UEFA Europa League.
Erik ten Hag believes more precise attacking routines are the main reason for Manchester United's recent goal glut. United have scored two or more goals in each of their last 12 games across all competitions, often punishing opposition sides with incisive runs and deadly finishing.
During the Carabao Cup win last Sunday in particular, it was sharp interplay between Marcus Rashford and Wout Weghorst that handed the former his goal, via the outstretched leg of Sven Botman.
Those sorts of goals have Ten Hag's side on a run of nine wins and two draws in 11 games going into Sunday's crucial trip to Anfield to face Liverpool.
Defeats for Newcastle and Tottenham on Saturday have handed the Reds a chance to further cement their place in the top four. ALSO READ: How United should line up vs Liverpool Two or more goals will be needed if United are to return from Merseyside with three points, and Ten Hag believes it is the improvement in combination play that has allowed his side to find their scoring form. ''We are more effective," Ten Hag told club media "That’s coming from the progress we are making in our attacking way of play.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk