Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag believes Marcus Rashford can score 40 goals in one season.
Speaking in the press conference ahead of the last Premier League game of the season against Fulham, Ten Hag lauded Rashford for reaching the 30-goal milestone.
He said (via ManUtd.com): “With Marcus, there’s a lot of room for improvement in his game and I’m convinced he could score even more.
“I think when you take for instance the last ten games he didn’t score so many goals, I think only two or three.
“He can improve but I’m happy. Where he was last season and what he did now and that he brings himself back.
“We supported him where we could, with the way we play but also in his mental mindset. So we are happy with that.
“But yeah, we have to push for more and I’m sure he’s capable to score 40 goals in a season. And to also make, for him, the next step.”
Achieving consistency is the next challenge for Marcus Rashford
There were huge question marks over Rashford’s United future before Ten Hag arrived at Old Trafford.
The England international was possibly at the nadir of his career after scoring merely five times last season.
He looked like a player with no confidence in his abilities to take on defenders and dribble past them.
Ten Hag has brought the best out of him. No one could have imagined the turnaround which Rashford has seen this season.
His latest goal against Chelsea made him the first United player since Robin van Persie to score 30 goals in a single season.
He has been the driving force behind Ten Hag’s successful debut season in England.
If not for him, the Red Devils would have struggled to find the back of the net without a recognised number nine.
The onus is on Rashford now to show the same consistency next season. His stocks are on the rise and could break the roof if he can achieve the 40-goal target set by his manager.