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Marcus Rashford claims Erik ten Hag will quickly change Manchester United’s identity

Marcus Rashford claims Erik ten Hag will soon change Manchester United’s identity and the new manager’s changes ‘will be plain to see’ as the club struggles to bounce back from a bleak season

  • Erik ten Hag has a huge job ahead of him if he wants to succeed at Old Trafford
  • The Dutchman will want to implement his playing style in his new selection
  • Marcus Rashford welcomes the arrival of Ten Hag and expects a quick impact
  • Rashford hopes to revive his career under Ten Hag after a mediocre campaign

Marcus Rashford has claimed Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag will immediately change the club’s identity and the Dutchman’s imprint on his new side will be ‘clearly seen’.

Ten Hag is embarking on a major rebuild at Old Trafford after United endured a dismal season last season, failed to qualify for the Champions League and finished with their lowest point total in the Premier League.

Under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and then interim boss Ralf Rangnick, United played with no real discernible style, structure or confidence in a hugely disappointing campaign.

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Marcus Rashford believes new United manager Erik ten Hag will have an immediate impact

Ten Hag has a full preseason to implement his preferred style of play. His first game in charge is the friendly against Liverpool on July 12 in Bangkok.

And Rashford, who is expected to remain at Old Trafford despite his uncertain future at the club, believes fans will see the changes the Dutchman has made to the team’s system.

“At the beginning of the preseason you want to get your fitness up,” he said. †[You want to] back to what it’s like to play in the Premier League.

Ten Hag has a decent job to do if he wants to turn United's fortunes

Ten Hag has a decent job to do if he wants to turn United’s fortunes

“When a team changes identity and the goal of football changes, it’s obvious. I think you can see it.’

Ten Hag faces a grueling pre-season schedule in his new role as United are expected to travel nearly 23,000 miles before the season kicks off on August 6.

After the match with Liverpool in Thailand, United will head to Australia for games against Melbourne Victory, Crystal Palace and Aston Villa, before playing Atletico Madrid in Oslo a day before a home match with Rayo Vallecano.

Rashford has embarked on a 10-day individual training camp in the United States

Rashford has embarked on a 10-day individual training camp in the United States

The 24-year-old is trying to revive his United career and return to the England squad

The 24-year-old is trying to revive his United career and return to the England squad

Clubs touring in the pre-season were common before the pandemic and Rashford is keen to return to normality this summer.

“We all enjoy getting away and spending that time together,” he said. “Being away from home so long, it’s… [the team is] like your little family.

“It will be a nice feeling,” he said. “We haven’t been able to travel because of Covid, and it’s something we’ve missed.

“It’s always a big part of our pre-season, so it’s exciting to be able to go to those places again.”

Rashford kicked off this week with a 10-day individual training camp in the United States.

The 24-year-old is desperate to revive his United career under Ten Hag and the clock is ticking for him to regain his place in the England squad for the World Cup in November.

Last season, he scored just five goals in 32 appearances for United. Rashford’s versatility worked against him as he was shunted into various positions under caretaker boss Rangnick, who even played him as a fullback once.

Rashford had a disappointing season under Ralf Rangnick as United struggled

Rashford had a disappointing season under Ralf Rangnick as United struggled



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