Marcus Rashford thinks Erik ten Hag’s tactical approach at Manchester United has helped him cement a turnaround in form this term, ahead of the final Premier League game before the break for the World Cup.

The forward struggled in a difficult 2021-22 campaign, Old Trafford. He was unable to keep his place in the United team and fell out of the England reckoning.

But a superb start to the new season, with eight goals across 18 matches in all competitions, has seen him emerge at the spearhead of Ten Hag’s United revolution.

Rashford certainly feels the Dutchman’s arrival has helped reignite his talents and believes it comes down to the shift in play developed by his new manager.

“I am more effective,” he told The Sun. “I am in more dangerous positions and that’s what it’s about for me. I can help the team win. I can score goals and get assists, and that’s the aim.

“It’s probably the playing style we have created, better quality of chances and playing forward-thinking football. “He likes possession, but he is also in favour of us going for the kill. I am enjoying my time under him.”

A defeat to Aston Villa last week checked United’s momentum in the Premier League, though they gained revenge by dumping Unai Emery’s side out of the EFL Cup in midweek, with Rashford finding the net again.

Ahead of a trip to Fulham on Sunday in their last match before the World Cup, the forward was determined to ensure there was no further slip-up, adding: “We dropped points last weekend and we can’t afford to drop more back-to-back.

“So it’s important for us to put in a big performance and get a win. It will be the last time that we play together for quite some time, so it is important to leave with positive vibes and momentum. You don’t want to leave on a loss.”

Rashford will enjoy a busy midseason break, having been recalled by Gareth Southgate to the England fold for the World Cup in Qatar.

The Three Lions begin their campaign against Iran in Group B on November 21st, before continuing matches against the United States of America and Wales.

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