• Marcus Rashford has netted in 4 goals in 4 games
  • Man Utd have won 4 consecutive league fixtures
  • Their next game is against Everton in the FA Cup

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has pointed out where in-form Marcus Rashford can improve ahead of their FA Cup clash with Everton.

Rashford has appeared to be a new player under Ten Hag, who took charge of Manchester United ahead of the 2022-23 campaign. The English forward has netted four goals in as many games in all competitions for the Red Devils since the season resumed following the conclusion of the Qatar World Cup.

The 25-year-old forward's goals came in Premier League victories over Nottingham Forest, Wolves and Bournemouth as well as the League Cup win over Burnley.

Rashford has netted 12 goals and four assists in 23 matches across competitions for Manchester United in the underway season. This is already seven goals more than his injury-hit 2021-22 campaign as he had finished with just five goals in 32 competitive matches, with Manchester United, ending yet another term without a trophy.

Ahead of Manchester United's FA Cup third-round meeting with Everton Friday, Ten Hag said that players like Rashford need just a "moment to change the game in a positive way."

"First of all, keep the focus always and doesn't matter if you are in the game or not in the game, keep focusing on scoring the goal. A player like Marcus but others in our squad – Anthony Martial is the same – when they stay in the game, mentally, focused, 100% concentration, they have the skills and only need one moment to change the game in a positive way," Ten Hag said in a message to Rashford.

"If he [Rashford] develops that skill he will score more goals and contribute to a successful season," the Dutch boss added further.

Marcus Rashford (left) and Jadon Sancho (right) have impressed in pre-season for Manchester United
AFP / Martin KEEP

While Manchester United had a slow start to the 2022-23 season under new boss Ten Hag, they have bounced back well. The Red Devils have recorded six straight victories across competitions, including four consecutive wins in the Premier League.

The former champions have won four out of their last five league games and have climbed to fourth place with 35 points in 17 matches. They are level on points with third-placed Newcastle United and have a game in hand.

A win over derby rivals Manchester City on Jan. 14 would not only put the Red Devils in the third spot on the league table, but also level on points with the reigning champions. City probably would retain second place only because of their superior goal difference, which is 29 in comparison to Manchester United's seven.