Erik ten Hag has sent a positive message to two of his Manchester United players amid their goalscoring woes this season.
The team have scored just 25 goals in 18 games this season and conceded 30, with their lack of firing forwards being combined with a leaky defence to create a very unstable set of results.
Despite this, Ten Hag has sent a message to Rasmus Højlund and Marcus Rashford. Højlund, despite scoring well in the Champions League, is yet to net in the Premier League, while Rashford has just one goal across all competitions this season.
Ten Hag has reminded the two players of their achievements so far and that he feels it’s only a matter of time before the goals start flowing.
“Our players are able to score goals,” Ten Hag said on Friday. “They’ve shown it already. Rashy [Marcus Rashford] scored 30 goals last season, and Rasmus [Hojlund] has scored five Champions League goals.
“Not many players across Europe can deliver that. So our players are capable of scoring goals and there will come a point when they will. As a group, we’re ranked fifth in the Premier League for creating chances so the players need to step up and deal with the pressures.”
United have a huge few months ahead of them to try and save their season. The club sit sixth in the Premier League table and bottom of their Champions League group, and Ten Hag knows this.
“We go into a massive month, and we are looking really forward and confident, in the Premier League, everyone is winning from everyone, there are no easy games for anyone,” he said. “Every team will drop points, but in the last five games, we won four and that gives us confidence in the next games.”
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