Erik ten Hag gives his assessment of Marcus Rashford’s poor form ahead of Brentford clash

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Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag insists he is not bothered about Marcus Rashford’s poor form, and claims it is normal for strikers to experience goal drought.

The 25-year-old has been poor this season, scoring just one Premier League goal in seven games and failing to score even in the Champions League so far.

However, Ten Hag says he is unfazed by Rashford’s early season struggles, and is confident the striker will return back to his best soon.

“Strikers when they don’t score, they need a moment and it will come,” Ten Hag told a press conference ahead of Manchester United hosting Brentford this weekend.

“He’s so experienced and when he’s doing the right things and the team is, the momentum will come and he’ll be on fire.

“It’s normal not to be always at the same levels. Everyone knows the quality of him, also the opposition knows, but if Rashy is doing things right and the team is doing things right, putting him in the right places, then it’s up to him.

“We have seen in the last weeks, he’s getting into good positions, now he’s a little bit struggling but this will pass because everyone knows his qualities.

“Everyone at Manchester United backs him, the whole team is supportive of him and believes in him, so I’m sure with that confidence, with that belief, this will change and pass.”

Rashford’s only goal of the season came at Arsenal on 3 September, and has gone seven matches for club and country without scoring.

The pacey forward will hope to end his goal drought against Brentford.