“They are just like Me and Cristiano Ronaldo back then. He will surely be better than I was if he start doing what I told him do. I have no doubt about that because me and Ronaldo did the same thing and I become Manchester United Highest Goal Scorer.” – Wayne Rooney sends message to Manchester United two star after their performance in Nottingham Forest win.

Wayne Rooney, an iconic figure at Manchester United, has offered Marcus Rashford valuable advice on boosting his attacking prowess during a challenging period of the season.

Despite his pivotal role last season, Rashford has struggled to find the back of the net, managing just five goals in 32 appearances across various competitions. In contrast, his impressive tally of 30 goals and 11 assists in 56 matches during the previous campaign set a high standard.

In a recent FA Cup encounter against Nottingham Forest, where Rashford took the field in place of the injured Rasmus Hojlund, his performance left much to be desired. With an expected goals (xG) rating of just 0.22 and Casemiro’s late goal sealing United’s victory, Rashford’s impact in attack was minimal.

Rooney, now offering insights from outside the pitch, emphasized the importance of patience and confidence in front of goal for Rashford. In a post-match interview with the BBC, he remarked:

“Marcus Rashford needs to display more ruthlessness and maintain his position in the central area of the field. Boosting his confidence is key; this season, he has struggled to find the net consistently and simplifying his approach might help him regain his form.”

Addressing Rashford’s demeanor, Rooney highlighted the significance of senior players rallying around him to ignite his competitive spirit.

Meanwhile, Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag expressed frustration over Nottingham Forest’s aggressive tactics, particularly targeting Bruno Fernandes during the FA Cup clash. Despite criticism directed at Fernandes for perceived theatrics, Ten Hag defended his player’s integrity, revealing Fernandes played through pain due to a pre-existing injury.

As United gear up for their next challenge against Manchester City, Rashford’s response to Rooney’s counsel and Fernandes’ resilience in the face of adversity may prove pivotal in determining the team’s success.

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