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Erik ten Hag names Manchester United’s six most creative players



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Erik ten Hag was full of praise for ‘unstoppable’ Marcus Rashford, naming him one of Manchester United’s most creative players.

The United forward scored his 10th goal in as many games as The Reds comfortably beat Nottingham Forest in their first leg Carabao Cup semi-final clash.

Rashford has now scored 18 goals this term after emerging as Ten Hag’s star player after the return of club football following the World Cup.

“There are more players who are playing really well but I am happy with Marcus’s performance and his development,” Ten Hag said after United’s 3-0 win at The City Ground.

“From the start of the season he is growing and he keeps doing that and what we have to aim for with him, and he is responsible for that, is to keep this process going. If he is in this mood, this spirit he is unstoppable and it’s about the team to get him in the right positions.”

In addition to the danger Rashford poses in front of goal, Ten Hag believes he is one of six creative hubs within United’s team.

“Also, in possession, we have a plan but finally is also the intuition, the creativity of an individual like Rashy is to create chances.

“We have some of it like Rashy, Bruno (Fernandes), Antony definitely as well, Jadon Sancho is one, (Anthony) Martial is one. We need such type of players. Christian Eriksen, don’t forget him.

“Be creative in the final third and do something no one expects, some crazy stuff that has to be also in a team’s fantasy and adventure.”

United’s no.10 has registered 63 assists since making his debut in 2016.

Eriksen currently tops United’s assist charts with nine so far this season, with seven coming in the Premier League – that is only bettered by Kevin de Bruyne of Manchester City, who has 11.