Marcus Rashford reveals what Manchester United now have under Ten Hag that was lacking under Solskjaer

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Marcus Rashford believes Manchester United players are fitter under Erik ten Hag than they were last season under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Marcus Rashford, who endured a troubled 2021-22 campaign in which he scored only five goals, says he is already feeling the benefits of the Ten Hag revolution at Manchester United.

Speaking ahead of United’s friendly with Melbourne Victory on Friday, Rashford said: “It’s been a bit unnatural for me to have such a long break in the summer, just under four weeks, and I could have a break physically and mentally.

“It’s massive to have a full pre-season. This is the first year I’ve been with the team from the beginning and I already feel a lot better.

“For me it is a fresh start, something I am looking forward to. 

“I think the first two-and-a-half weeks of training have been good, we’re a lot fitter than we were last season and also we’re making mistakes along the way so we have a lot of room for improvement.”

Rashford, 24, missed pre-season under Solskjaer 12 months ago after undergoing shoulder surgery, a procedure which came off the back of the disappointment of missing a penalty in England’s Euro 2020 final defeat to Italy.

Rashford didn’t play a match for United until October 16 and didn’t get anywhere close to his best form as United lurched from one disaster to another.