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Erik ten Hag makes Alejandro Garnacho decision ahead of Premier League clash



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Erik ten Hag has explained that he will continue to start Marcus Rashford at Manchester United despite calls for Alejandro Garnacho to replace the English winger in the XI.

Marcus Rashford‘s form so far this season has been far from his best – despite his three assists, which is the joint most at the club, he has only scored one Manchester United.

The English forward’s poor form has led to calls for Rashford to be dropped from the XI by Erik ten Hag in place of young winger Alejandro Garnacho, whose explosive nature excites fans on a regular basis.

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Ten Hag, however, has explained in his pre-match press conference that he is backing Rashford to continue in the team, and therefore deciding that Garnacho will not be taking over his left-wing position for the foreseeable future.

Ten Hag was questioned about the difference between Rashford’s output compared to last campaign during Friday’s pre-match press conference.

“That is, of course, the team and him. It is both, so I am sure that you are always not at the same levels.

“Of course, everyone knows the qualities of him, but also the opposition knows the qualities [of him]. But if Rashy is doing the things right and the team is doing the things right, we will put him in the right places and then it is up to him.

“We have seen in the last [few] weeks that he is coming in the good positions, now he is struggling, but this will pass because everyone knows his qualities.

“Everyone at Man United supports him and the whole team is supportive to him, believes in him. So I am sure, with that confidence and belief, that the team is behind him. This will change and it will pass.”

Ten Hag also agreed that it could take Rashford just one goal in order to restart his sparkling best form, saying: “That is always so. Strikers, when they don’t score for a moment, they need that one goal, then they step over [it].

“It will come and he is so experienced, he knows that as well. When he is doing the right things and the team is doing the right things, that momentum will come and he will be on fire.”