The Secret Behind Marcus Rashford’s Red-Hot Man Utd Form
Marcus Rashford, who has been on a hot streak of form, has revealed how he got back to his best at Manchester United. Rashford has explained his recent success and has now equaled Wayne Rooney‘s record as the club‘s top scorer.
What has been the key to England international forward Marcus Rashford‘s success for Manchester United since the Premier League season resumed after the 2022 World Cup? Rashford attributes his strong form to his mental toughness and determination to perform well.
In an interview with The Guardian, Rashford disclosed that overcoming a chronic shoulder injury has revitalized his performance on the pitch. He revealed that only the club officials were aware of the duration he had to contend with the injury, which wasn’t limited to a single season but rather a prolonged period.
Rashford expressed that he had to make significant sacrifices during that period, as every day was a struggle. Nonetheless, being on the field brings him immense joy, and he has always endeavored to maximize his time on the pitch.
Furthermore, Rashford credited his improved mindset as a contributing factor to his impressive goal-scoring form this season. He emphasized his increased focus on positioning himself in areas conducive to scoring goals, which is a skill he has been honing over the past few years.
Rashford acknowledged that while talent is essential to play at the top level, mentality is the primary determinant of success, accounting for 95% of a player’s overall performance.
Having experienced both sides of the coin, Rashford recognized the value of maintaining a positive mental state and its impact on winning games and securing trophies. He is currently prioritizing keeping himself in the right headspace to maximize his impact on the field.
Looking at the bigger picture, Rashford has emerged as the leading scorer for Manchester United this season, having netted 24 goals in 37 appearances across all competitions.
In the team’s recent match against Leicester City, he managed to score a goal, thus equalling the remarkable achievement of club icon Wayne Rooney by scoring in seven consecutive Premier League matches at Old Trafford.
Manchester United’s next fixture is the Carabao Cup final against Newcastle United, scheduled for Sunday. Erik ten Hag’s team will be hoping to secure a victory and claim the trophy.