• Monday, April 22, 2024
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Manchester United will return to glory days- Rashford assures fans


Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has assured fans that the best is yet to come from him and his teammates even as the club fights to return to its past glory days.

The 26-year-old England international has faced questions this season for issues both on and off the field.

Last month Rashford was under the spotlight after reportedly being seen in a Belfast nightclub before missing the following day’s training due to illness and he subsequently missed United’s FA Cup tie against Newport.

Early into the campaign, the Red Devils were dumped out of the Carabao Cup and the Champions League at the first hurdle.

At the moment, the top four seems like an uphill battle and the FA Cup represents the side’s most realistic avenue of lifting some silverware at the end of the season.

After a brilliant 2022/23 term, the 26-year-old Man United academy graduate has since struggled to replicate the excellent form that saw him score 30 goals across all competitions.

He spoke to The Players’ Tribune and explained that the 20-time English champions will certainly return to the pinnacle of football sooner rather than later.

“I promise you, the world has not seen the best of this United squad and these players. We want to be back playing in the Champions League, then we have a massive international tournament at the end of the season.”

“We will be back where we belong. We just have to keep working, and that starts with me. If you back me, good. If you doubt me, even better.”

“We all know that this has been a club in transition the last few seasons. When we are winning, you are the greatest fans in the world, and that’s a fact. We need more of that old-school positive energy around the club. I know what that kind of atmosphere can do because it kept me going through my worst moments.”

“Every time I walk out onto the pitch and I hear the fans singing my name, or I look around Old Trafford before kickoff, I feel that same positive energy. Deep down, when I look around before every kickoff, I’m still a fan. I can’t get that out of my blood.”

Rashford came under scrutiny in October last year after attending a nightclub party following United’s 3-0 home derby defeat to Manchester City.

He has also faced criticism for performances on the pitch having scored only five goals in 32 appearances across all competitions this season.