After Marcus Rashford scored twice in Manchester United's decisive 3-1 victory over Arsenal, Roy Keane praised the striker for his improvement under Erik ten Hag.
In the victory on Sunday, Rashford scored his first two goals since December 2020, giving the Red Devils their fourth straight Premier League triumph. The 24-year-old academy graduate is having a great season under new manager Ten Hag after scoring twice to assist his team defeat Liverpool three weeks ago.
After the game, United legend Keane was questioned by Sky Sports about how Rashford's playing has evolved since Ten Hag entered Old Trafford. The Irish legend said, "Hunger, desire, decision-making, straining teams."
Keane still feels that there's more to come, though, noting: "He needs to improve on his hold-up play, he had a full pre-season with the club - different to last summer - he looks settled, happy in his mindset when Marcus is at, he is a handful.
"When he stretches teams he is a good, good player. Today, Marcus was brilliant. I was tough on him over the last year or two and needs to be more consistent but today, fantastic."
A really significant victory for Man United, I believe what I like about this team over the last couple of weeks is the spirit, the personality in the squad, Keane continued, "I think what I enjoy from this team over the past couple of weeks is the spirit, the personality in the team."
"Second half they played on the counter-attack, they were clinical, could've scored a few more goals, few big wins for the club, the momentum's coming back, the feel-good factors there, the fans are buzzing. It’s a good day for them.
After defeating Arsenal, Rashford expressed his joy by saying, "We showed up, we rose to the challenge, and we can be proud of ourselves. Next game is coming up quickly, but it's good to get into a routine and keep playing games.
The England international, who is hoping to play at the World Cup after a period out of the squad, was asked what his team can take from the 90 fiercely contested minutes. He responded, "Togetherness for me, you only win these types of games when you're in a team and we showed in the last few games, being 1-0 up that we can see a game out, but we had to be ruthless to get more goals.
"We got two more goals in the second half when we could’ve had more so definitely something to work on, build on and take it into the next game. It's a great feeling, you do miss it as a player. Hopefully I can stay fit, stay healthy and keeping performances out like that."
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