‘Back to work’: Marcus Rashford sets out his stall to Erik ten Hag, after the new Man United manager asked for a report on all of his players’ HOLIDAYS… with the struggling star showing he’s working long before the new Premier League season start
- Marcus Rashford shared a 90-second gym workout video on his Instagram page
- The 24-year-old forward is getting a head start before returning for pre-season
- He is aiming to move on from a poor season after scoring five goals in 32 games
- Rashford will hope to catch the eye of new Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag
- The England international has been linked with an Old Trafford exit this summer
There are still two months to go until the start of the 2022/23 Premier League campaign, but Marcus Rashford’s pre-season is already well under way.
The Manchester United star shared a 90-second workout video on Instagram, with the caption: ‘3 sessions in and feeling good after an amazing break with amazing people. Back to work.’
The clip will appease new United boss Erik ten Hag, who has reportedly ordered a full report on every member of the squad – including where they are going on holiday to ensure each player returns for pre-season in the best shape possible.
Ten Hag is said to have demanded to know everything about his players both on and off the pitch, including information about each player’s home and family life, alongside a comprehensive run-down of their character.
Rashford has been away in California since the season finished and got engaged to long-term girlfriend Lucia Loi.
But it seems that his focus is now very much on matters on the pitch as he looks to improve upon a miserable year at United.
The forward scored just five goals in 32 games in all competitions, his worst return since breaking into the team six years ago. He started just 13 Premier League games and failed to find the net in any of them.
Rashford has lost his place in Gareth Southgate’s England squad as a result of his poor form
As a result, Rashford has lost his place in the England squad, but while the Three Lions are facing four Nations League fixtures this month, the 24-year-old is putting in the work away from the camp to try to impress Gareth Southgate.
He will also hope to catch the eye of ten Hag, having been ill with bronchitis when the new United boss was watching from the stands at the team’s final day of the season loss against Crystal Palace.
The Dutchman has asked United’s stars to report back for pre-season on June 27, with trips to Bangkok and Australia on the agenda.
Rashford has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford this summer, with PSG said to be interested in offering him a fresh start.
Outgoing Red Devils manager Ralf Rangnick last month hit back at claims that the forward hadn’t played enough football and said that Rashford was not unhappy at the club.
He will be hoping to impress new United boss Erik ten Hag when he returns for pre-season
‘I don’t think that he’s not had enough game time,’ Rangnick said. ‘He’s had 13-14 games since I’ve been here now, he played more games from the start than he didn’t play from the start. I don’t think this is an issue and he never said anything about that since we spoke yesterday. But the [transfer] window is closed now.’
‘Even suppose he and his agents or his family at one stage of the summer think about maybe going to another club, well then he can do that but in the summer. I spoke with him yesterday and the day before so I don’t know anything about him being unhappy.
‘He didn’t say anything to me, he said to me that he is still happy and that he wants to perform on a high level for the club. There was no mention of him not being happy here.’
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