Man Utd’s quest for a top-four spot in the Premier League was rejuvenated by a 1-0 win over Brentford that ended their winless run in the league
Marcus Rashford expressed his desire to see Manchester United return to their winning ways after they secured a victory against Brentford. The England international scored the only goal in the game, which took place at Old Trafford, to help his team end their three-game winless run in the Premier League.
Manchester United’s poor form in the Premier League started after they won the EFL Cup. They lost to Newcastle United and suffered a humiliating 7-0 defeat to Liverpool before drawing goalless against Southampton.
Rashford pleased with Man Utd win
Erik ten Hag’s team had a better run in cup competitions, advancing in both the FA Cup and Europa League. However, their drop in form in the Premier League led to concerns about their chances of finishing in the top four. With their win against Brentford, Marcus Rashford is now focused on building momentum and finishing the season strongly.
“We are in that period of the season where every game is important and every game counts so we are pleased to win and hopefully we can get back to where we were a few weeks ago,” he told BBC Sport.
“The important thing is always to win the next game. Everyone is clear that we are not going to play our best every week but there is never a time to drop our standards and we have to keep trying to push each other every week.
“We were a bit more patient out of possession; we waited for the right conditions to press rather than pressing every ball. We were calm and kept communicating to try and stop the supplies to their forward men.”
Rashford is determined to help Manchester United secure a place in the Champions League next season after their win over Brentford saw them move back into fourth place in the Premier League, overtaking Tottenham with a three-point lead and an additional game in hand.
“That’s the aim. We want to get as many points as we possibly can and we will try and win every game,” he added. “We just have to keep playing well and give our best, keep recovering well and move on to the next fixture.”