Marcus Rashford needs to improve attitude, Manchester United coach Steve McClaren warned – Man United News And Transfer News

A brand new period is ready to start at Manchester United, this time beneath the stewardship of Erik Ten Hag. The Dutchman is available in with a burgeoning pedigree however United is a distinct beast altogether. Other than the acquainted failings on the again and in midfield, the 52-year-old may even be tasked with rekindling the flailing fortunes of particular person members of the taking part in squad – most notably Marcus Rashford.

The 24-year-old had his worst season as a Purple Satan final time period, netting solely 5 instances in 32 appearances. A scarcity of targets was not probably the most worrying side nevertheless. It was his want and work-rate that was often questioned by followers and pundits alike.

The England worldwide often reduce a lonely determine, refusing to trace again, failing to run at defenders and making quite a few errors. And as quickly as errors crept in, his head would routinely go down and his shoulders would droop. The nadir of his season got here at house to Chelsea, with Reece James having the liberty of your entire left wing to run on the United defence with Cristiano Ronaldo having to trace again from his place as striker.

Steve McClaren, who will function Ten Hag’s assistant at Outdated Trafford, has earlier expertise of teaching at United. He is aware of what it takes to win, having labored beneath the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson. He’s additionally an enormous admirer of Rashford’s skills however even he was crucial of what he noticed from the attacker final season.

“I hate that angle in a participant. Physique language is so, so essential, and that was the criticism of United gamers in the previous couple of weeks, however Rashford has most likely had this drawback all through his profession when it comes to questioning his angle,” the previous Middlesbrough boss informed talkSPORT after the Reds narrowly scrapped previous Aston Villa within the third spherical of the FA Cup.

“He will get deterred too simply and doesn’t battle by means of unhealthy moments. He doesn’t keep within the recreation. If he’s not having a great recreation, he’s not having a great recreation. If he’s not having a great first half, he’ll by no means have a great second half. I simply take a look at him and assume that boy wants assist, off the sphere and thru the supervisor.”

McClaren, an enormous advocate of sports activities psychology, added that Rashford wanted to simply accept that his angle has turn out to be a hindrance with a view to search assist off the pitch.

“Rashford has acquired the expertise and the power. There’s that one cornerstone which we name mentality, angle, which he hasn’t grasped but. There are particular instruments with which you’ll be able to come out of unhealthy instances, so that you play one unhealthy go and don’t make it two or three.

“You get again to taking part in easy once more. He’s introduced in a sports activities psychologist however a participant must admit first that he’s within the incorrect, has a foul angle and wishes assist.”

Followers will hope that Ten Hag and his backroom workers comprising McClaren and Mitchell van der Gaag can get the most effective out of the Mancunian. Rashford is predicted to reach for pre-season on June 27 on account of not being a part of the nationwide group set-up. He can profit immensely from some one-to-one teaching and clear-the-air talks from the brand new supervisor.

Regardless of a poor season, the academy graduate has been the topic of hypothesis with Tottenham, Barcelona and even Arsenal within the expert winger, whose contract with the Purple Devils runs till 2023.

There’s a supremely proficient participant in him who must be nurtured by the teaching workers. That was on full show throughout Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s tenure. Ralf Rangnick was not his greatest fan, and he most well-liked to make use of fellow academy product Anthony Elanga in his stead. Ten Hag wants to assist unleash the attacker’s full potential but when mentality issues persist, it won’t be lengthy earlier than he turns into the most recent casualty of the brand new regime.