Unstoppable Rashford and Ten Hag put United back in trophy chase

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Jack87 news today, asianbookie When United finished bottom of the Premier League after conceding four unresolved goals against Brentford earlier this season, their supporters could hardly believe what they were seeing. It was the second successive defeat by the English giants to a weaker opponent.

The Red Devils’ new manager Eric ten Hager, bk8 who received a lot of attention after replacing Ralf Rangnick, was left with nothing but pure shock when his listless player repeatedly hit the self-destruct button.

Is this the start of another turbulent movement? Not quite.

Five months on, United are just two wins away from their first trophy in six years after Ten Haig’s side beat Charlton 3-0 to reach the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup.

After the trough of Brentford’s defeat, bk8 malaysia the Dutch tactician managed to prompt a huge improvement in performance and put his side back on track with a stunning winning streak. They have been one of the best teams in recent weeks as they have won all six of their games in all competitions since the World Cup. They also kept five clean sheets along the way.

“I said before that we had to get to the semi-finals, and we did,” Ten Witches said. “We had to finish early, but in the end, the goal was to get to the semi-finals, so kudos to the team. The only thing I’m not happy with is that we had to finish early, finish scoring chances or take extra passes.

“I know it’s a good opponent, they defend well, they’re organized, they’re strong, they fight for their lives, it’s good. I like this opponent, the way they play, I Think it’s against them.”bk8 asianbookie

With an eye toward this weekend’s highly anticipated Manchester derby at Old Trafford, Ten Witches rested some of their regular stalwarts and fielded a fresh-looking starting XI. Standing out from the crowd was 17-year-old Kobbie Mainoo, tasked with playing a playmaking role on his home debut, passing the ball down the forward line.

To their credit, the lively Mainoo looked comfortable when he was substituted in the second half and was applauded by the home fans. But United were unable to turn their advantage into more goals after Brazil striker Antoni fired in a brilliant strike from distance in the 21st minute.

Ten Witches brought in his A-list talisman Marcus Rashford on the hour mark, with United clearly lacking the killer instinct to make the game safe.asianbookie bk8

At the right time, wave after wave of Manchester United’s attack swept Charlton, and Rashford returned the trust of the manager with two exciting goals. In the last minute of stoppage time, he delivered a superb pass from substitute Facundo Pellistri before finishing with a cool win over goalkeeper Ashley Maynard-Brewer.

After scoring 15 times this season, Rashford has now scored in an eighth consecutive home game, breaking Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney’s record.

“I’ve said it many times, when he puts himself in the position, when the team puts him in the position, one-on-one, he scores,” when asked about Rashford’s thrilling goal Ten Hager laughed when scoring form. “If he stays focused and puts in the same effort, he’ll keep scoring.”

It is undeniable that the ruthlessness demanded by the Ten Witches before the game was perfectly reflected by the in-form Rashford. While United welcome arch-rivals Manchester City to Old Trafford on Saturday, the England prodigy will now be ambitious to inflict even more damage on their illustrious rivals and take his side into the title race.malaysia bk8

It took almost half a season for United to get their mojo back, but better late than never.

 

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