9 stats that show Marcus Rashford is Man Utd’s MVP

Erik ten Hag has got Manchester United back on track in the Premier League and Marcus Rashford is one player in particular who has benefited from the new system.

9 stats that show Marcus Rashford is Man Utd’s MVP

Erik ten Hag has got Manchester United back on track in the Premier League and Marcus Rashford is one player in particular who has benefited from the new system.
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It’s no secret that Marcus Rashford struggled to find his form last season as he had his lowest-ever goalscoring season. Throughout the 2021-22 season, Rashford only hit the back of the net five times in total.

The 25-year-old has looked reborn this season though and you could argue he is United’s most important player right now. With 13 goals already, he has more than doubled his tally from last season.

Ten Hag has been impressed with Rashford’s recent run of form and was once again dazzled with his performance in the FA Cup against Everton which saw him score and produce two assists.

“Again, great performance in the game but he was from the first minute in the game,” the manager explained via Manchester Evening News.

“As a team, we dealt good with the setback and I think Marcus was the one who goes in front and showed the conviction, showed the belief, good movement, good runs behind, taking players on. For 90 minutes he was a threat for the Everton defenders.

“As a striker, you measure goals and assist. Definitely today he had two assists and one goal, so it’s great and he has fantastic skills. When he has that mental stability he keeps going but that demands a lot from him and also us as a team, the organisation.

“Make sure we have the right environment and the right culture. When he keeps focus like this I’m sure he keeps this process going.

With Marcus Rashford ripping things up across several competitors right now, we’ve picked out 9 stats that show that he is Man United’s MVP.

– Rashford has scored seven league goals from an xG of 5.5 which highlights how clinical he has been. No player in the United squad has a higher xG overperformance than Rashford this season.

–  He has completed more successful dribbles (21) than any other Manchester United player this season.

– Across all competitions, he averages 0.54 goals per game, which is the most prolific he has ever been. During his most prolific season in 2019-20, he was averaging 0.5 goals per game.

– The forward has produced six assists this season at a rate of 0.25 assists per game. Only Christian Eriksen has produced more assists for United this season.

– He has produced 2.47 shot-creating actions per 90, which is an increase on the 2.04 he was averaging last season.

– Since the World Cup, Marcus Rashford has produced seven goal contributions in just five matches.

– Rashford has a Whoscored average match rating of 7.54 in the Europa League which is higher than any other Man United player.

– The 25-year-old has scored in every competition he has played in this season with goals in the Premier League, League Cup, FA Cup, Europa League and World Cup.

– Rashford has scored in 3 consecutive Premier League games for the first time since January 2019.

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