Manchester United star Marcus Rashford is ready to ‘kick on’ and become the player he knows he ‘can be’, after he claimed he had been nowhere near his best for the last two years.

United’s number 10 came off the bench to score in the 4-2 defeat to Leicester on Saturday in his first appearance since the Euros following shoulder surgery.

Fresh after scoring his first goal of the season, Rashford will be targeting a first start in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side for tonight’s crunch Champions League clash at Old Trafford against Atalanta.

But despite scoring 43 goals for Manchester United over the last two seasons, Rashford believes he is capable of much more and can hit new devastating levels.

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Speaking to the club’s official website, Rashford said: “I can say, probably the last two years, I have been nowhere near the best I can do. It’s not to say that I’ve not been playing well, I think I’ve done alright but I know that I can give more.

“This is the first time for me, at this stage of my career, where I feel ready to just kick on now and really be the player that I know I can be.”


Rashford’s return is a massive boost for Solskjaer and comes at a time where the team needs a big lift.

Winless in our last three, Rashford will be hoping to be the catalyst to pull the team out of this slump and kick on with some massive fixtures to come.

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Every player enjoys individual recognition and awards, but Rashford, who is still only 23-years-old is desperate for success with this Manchester United team on a collective scale.

Rashford added: “I want to do it [win] within this Man United team, I want us to climb the ladder together.”

Marcus Rashford has come back like a man on a mission, hungry to make up for lost time and if he feels he’s not been at his best for the last two years that can only spell bad news for opposition defences.

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