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Man Utd fans have figured out why Marcus Rashford looks a completely different player

Man Utd fans have figured out why Marcus Rashford looks a completely different player

Rashford opened the scoring in Tuesday's 3-0 victory over Nottingham Forest.

Manchester United fans believe Marcus Rashford looks back to his best thanks to a key addition to the club's coaching staff.

Erik ten Hag's side ran out comfortable 3-0 winners over Nottingham Forest on Tuesday evening in their return to Premier League action.

Goals from Rashford and Anthony Martial in the first half and a late effort from Fred in the second were enough to seal all three points.

Rashford's opener was straight from the training ground, meeting a Christian Eriksen cross with a first-time effort that whizzed past Wayne Hennessey.

The 25-year-old has scored 10 goals for United this term, in addition to three for England at the World Cup.

Rashford scored five in the entirety of last season, suffering a crisis of confidence under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and interim boss Ralf Rangnick.

Why is it clicking all of a sudden? Well, United supporters are convinced it's down to the hire of first-team striker coach Benni McCarthy.

The former South Africa international has specialised in attacking play and positioning since joining Ten Hag's setup at the end of July.

In an interview with SuperSport shortly after arriving at Old Trafford, McCarthy outlined what his role entails.

Rashford after opening the scoring. (Image

"I’m part of the technical team, first-team coach obviously," he said. "So together with the manager and the assistant manager, when they construct the training sessions, I’ll be in and around and just help where I can and then having my role with the offensive players.

"Co-ordinating movements and finishing and making sure that the guys are sharp and that they’re ready and that the goalscoring continues and that they get the right goal scoring boots on. That will be my function."

McCarthy's name trended on social media at full-time, with commentary even panning to the Champions League winner on the bench while discussing Rashford's improvement.

McCarthy on the United bench. (Image
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One person said: "He looked at Rashford like a proud father after that first goal."

Another commented: "One of the major reasons behind Rashford amazing form this season…. Benni McCarthy."

A third tweeted: "Was amazing to see Benni McCarthy getting a lot of love from Utd fans due to our forwards run of form, he deserves it.

While someone put: "Benni McCarthy bringing the best out of our strikers. An underrated addition to the squad."

United are fifth in the Premier League, one point behind Tottenham Hotspur with a game in hand. They return to action against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday afternoon.

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Topics: Marcus Rashford, Manchester United, Nottingham Forest, Premier League