The numbers behind Marcus Rashford improvement at Manchester United with Erik ten Hag in charge

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Marcus Rashford lost his starting place at Manchester United last season and it was the worst campaign of his professional career.

Rashford had gone from being one of the first names on the team sheet, to regularly starting matches on the bench. He was a player struggling for confidence and that was reflected in his contribution of five goals and two assists for the season.

It took Rashford a fraction of the games to surpass that contribution in this current campaign and he's currently sitting on 13 goals and six assists, but his all-round performances away from the final third have significantly improved, more importantly.

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He is playing his best football for years and a smile on his face has returned, so what are the actual numbers and statistics behind his outstanding form? The MEN has analysed Rashford's excellent season from a data perspective.

Double the goals for Rashford

Rashford is the club's leading goalscorer this season and he became the first United player to score in seven consecutive home appearances in all competitions since Wayne Rooney in 2012 when converting a penalty against Everton on Friday.

His goalscoring form, particularly at Old Trafford, has been impressive and he admitted after the Everton victory that his form in front of goal is 'probably' the best in his career, despite his strong season in that regard coming in 2019/20.

Rashford scored 17 goals in the Premier League that year and he could equal that tally if he continues scoring at his current rate, which is 0.50 goals per 90 in the league. That's among the best rate in the division and it confirms the visual impression he's given.

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