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Sir Alex Ferguson says Manchester United need another source of goals to ease top scorer Marcus Rashford’s burden.

United clinched their first silverware for six years with Sunday’s Carabao Cup final victory over Newcastle and their legendary former manager was in attendance and invited to the celebrations by new manager Erik ten Hag.

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Rashford, who has scored six of United’s last 13 goals in all competitions, was thought to have scored 25 goals for the season on Sunday but was later ruled an own goal by Newcastle defender Sven Botman.

Ferguson was impressed by Rashford’s form in front of goal after scoring 17 goals in 19 games since returning from the World Cup with England, but expressed caution about United’s reliance on the striker.

“He’s fantastic, his finishing is always good and he always keeps his shots low which is very important for a striker,” said Ferguson. sky sports, describing Rashford as a forward who operates from the left rather than a complete striker.

Marcus Rashford's Premier League shooting map this season shows he's shooting low, as Sir Alex Ferguson said
Marcus Rashford’s Premier League shooting map this season shows he is shooting low, as Sir Alex Ferguson said

“He’s in great shape. Unfortunately for us he’s the main source of goals, we could have had an extra. But he’s doing it.”

Sir Alex: Ten Hag dominates the club

Former manager Sir Alex Ferguson shakes hands with Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag before the Premier League match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Old Trafford on October 16, 2022 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images)
Ten Hag has brought the feel-good factor back to Old Trafford, something lost since the Fergie days

Since Ferguson retired nearly a decade ago, United have been unable to find a manager who could continue his trophy-winning legacy while playing an attractive brand of football.

But Ten Hag has brought the feel-good factor back to Old Trafford and he is now hoping that Sunday’s Carabao Cup final could be just the start of a trophy-filled spell at United.

Ferguson, who was pictured having dinner with Ten Hag ahead of the Europa League play-off second leg win over Barcelona, ​​believes the Dutchman has had a good start to his term.

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Erik Ten Hag was congratulated by Sir Alex Ferguson and co-owner Avram Glazer after the Carabao Cup victory over Newcastle.

“United are built on success and they are on the right track,” said Ferguson, who has won 13 Premier League titles.

“His signings have been really good – I think that was important – and he has a control of the club which is really great for him. You come to United and try to start well right away. He’s done really well, he really has.”

Ten Hag: Risk of taking the job at Man Utd? I am stubborn

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Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag almost left the Carabao Cup behind after his press conference – but he didn’t seem too worried!

Ten Hag says stubbornness drove him to take the Manchester United job despite knowing the move “maybe a risk”.

The Dutchman expressed his love for the club and desire to make history of his own after guiding United to their first trophy in six years by beating Newcastle 2-0 in the Carabao Cup final just seven months into his debut season after to quickly change its shape. after a worrying start.

Ten Hag has had to make big decisions, such as the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo and the departure of club captain Harry Maguire from the starting XI, but he has changed the club’s culture and his departure from Ajax is already paying off.

“It was maybe a risk (taking this job) but I’m a bit stubborn. I just love United,” he said. “When I see our shirts, when I see the boundary with the fans, when I see Old Trafford, when I see the legacy that Sir Alex (Ferguson) has left and so many great players that have been developed in United teams, it makes a huge impression.

“We want to do the same, this team wants to make its own history and its own legacy. When this opportunity came up I thought this was the right club for me.”

From ‘whiners to winners’ – Nev on Ten Hag’s transformation into Man Utd

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Gary Neville praised Erik ten Hag for the impact he has had on Manchester United since taking over.

Gary Neville praised Manchester United’s transformation under Ten Hag following their Carabao Cup final victory.

Neville said: “It’s about a man who turned a team of whiners into winners – what a job Erik ten Hag has done.

“There are players who shouldn’t have played for Manchester United again but are playing at a high level.

“They have a spirit and a fight. There’s a real chance of winning trophies on top of that. He makes good decisions in matches – his substitutes were instrumental in ensuring they saw this game. The last few months have been brilliant.”

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