Cape Town - Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford feels he is
growing in confidence with every game after coming through a tough run of
Rashford burst on to the scene in the 2015/16 season, having
been drafted in by then-manager Louis van Gaal due to injury issues, and the
Englishman has not looked back since his debut.
The 22-year-old is seen as the future of United, while he is
also a big part of Gareth Southgate's international plans, with a spot in the
Three Lions' Euro 2020 squad looking nailed on right now.
However, the forward, whose current contract expires in the
summer of 2023, has come under fire this season after some underwhelming
This is the first time in Rashford's career when serious
questions have been asked about his ability, but he has responded in good
fashion in recent weeks, scoring in the 3-1 victories over Norwich City and
Rashford, who also netted in each of England's Euro 2020
qualifiers in the current international break, admits he did lose his confidence
in front of goal and it affected his displays for club and country.
"It has been a tough period and now I'm getting
consistent games and playing week in, week out," he was quoted as saying
by Goal. "As a forward, that has huge importance.
"If you are not in the team and you're in and out, you
don't quite have that confidence in front of goal. But when you're having a run
in the team, it's important to come up with the goods and once you start doing
that it becomes second nature."
Rashford will be back in Premier League action on Sunday
when United make the trip to Bramall Lane to take on Sheffield United, who are
on a five-game unbeaten run and sit fifth in the standings.
The Red Devils have won the last six meetings against the
Blades, with the most recent coming in January 2016 when a Wayne Rooney penalty
handed United a 1-0 victory.
- TeamTalk Media