Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford is “unstoppable” according to manager Erik ten Hag after netting his 10th goal in 10 games in Wednesday’s 3-0 EFL Cup win.
The Red Devils claimed a major advantage in the EFL Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest with a win on the road in the first leg.
Rashford opened the scoring in the sixth minute after bursting forward, while Wout Weghorst got his first goal for his new club in the 45th minute.
Bruno Fernandes rounded out the win with a cool strike in the 89th minute, but Rashford, who has 18 goals this season, was all the talk as he continues to dominate since the World Cup.
“Once again, he is actually unstoppable when he is in this mood, when he is in this spirit, in this focus,” Ten Hag told reporters.
“But he can keep going when he keeps this focus. I know football. Football form is a thin line so don’t drop off.
“We all know he can stay there but also the team can work for him and we can bring him in such positions that he can score such goals.
“I think as a team we improve in that aspect of the game, that our attacking game is more and more attractive, with more and more adventure, more and more movement so we have to make more investment in that because if you want to be really successful I think every team needs it.”
Ten Hag also clarified that Rashford’s 57th minute substitution was not due to an injury concern.
“We already planned for the sub to come on,” he said. “We have many games to cover, it was 2-0 and he had done his job, scoring another goal.
“We were winning so we were in a good position and (Alejandro) Garnacho is really hungry to play games, to play minutes and also to come into the team.”