Marcus Rashford is starting to settle under the management of Erik ten Hag. He has been a regular under the Dutch manager in the English Premier League and has led the line for Manchester United in most of the matches.
Marcus Rashford had lost a bit of touch in recent seasons and was out of form. This was a concern for the club as well as for the country. Now the striker is beginning to find his touch and has already made five goalscoring contributions this season. Rashford has performed well against the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool. He gave a man-of-the-match performance against Arsenal and scored a goal against Liverpool.
Now we look at some of the stats that show how the forward has performed against the big teams.
Marcus Rashford has spent 550 minutes in the English Premier League and has featured as a centre forward, left attacking midfielder, and left winger. The above viz shows that Marcus Rashford prefers to drift towards his favoured left side and try to build attacks from that side. He has taken 23 crucial touches inside the opposition penalty box and will look to penetrate the dangerous areas more in the coming season.
The 24-year-old has scored three goals this season in the English Premier League. He scored a brace against Arsenal and the second goal against Liverpool. Rashford is a threat on the counterattacks as he dribbles past opponents’ defenders and creates goal-scoring chances. This season, he has attempted 15 shots, with a 26.66% shot accuracy rate. Most of the shots have been attempted from inside the opposition penalty box, but the accuracy rate is a bit low for Rashford. He attempted two shots against Arsenal and five against Liverpool. This shows his ability to perform in big matches against bigger opponents.
Marcus Rashford is a natural wide forward who likes to cut inside and create chances for himself. The green dot in the above viz shows the successful dribbles and the black arrows show successful crosses. Overall, the player has attempted eight crosses with a 50% success rate and 22 dribbles with a 54.5% success rate. We can observe that Rashford tries to dribble past the defenders and penetrate the opposition penalty box. Rashford is a threat from these wider positions and can deliver some low crosses to create a goal-scoring chance for his teammates. He provided an assist each against Arsenal and Leicester City.
Marcus Rashford has been a key player under Erik ten Hag. His pace and skills make him an asset in counterattacks. He will look for more contributions and help his side to win silverware this season. His form for the club will also play a key role in his selection for the World Cup squad, and Rashford will do his best to make it to the final squad.
Visuals via TFA data viz engine