Manchester United showed quality and deservedly won against West Ham. The scorer of the only goal was Marcus Rashford, who is looking better and better. Marcus was delighted after another victory and praised the atmosphere in the team.
"It's a complete different energy around the club and the training ground," Rashford told Sky Sports after the win over West Ham.
"That puts me in a better headspace and I just feel really motivated now. That's the area I was struggling in.
I was struggling at times with more mental things.
It wasn't really my own performance but other things off the pitch. That's the biggest difference from last season." Rashford talked about how things looked completely different last season. "I get that it's your job to speak about what happens on the pitch but for the players we have to get into the right headspace for every game.
Too often last season, I wasn't in the right headspace for games.
I wasn't surprised by some of the stuff that was happening." His goal now is to score even more goals and show what kind of player he is. “It’s obviously a fantastic moment for me, something I've been looking forward to doing, so I'm really happy.
“But I'm just looking to keep pushing on now, keep progressing”.
Erik ten Hag on his team
Erik ten Hag is satisfied with his team's performance. Manchester United is looking better and better, and what particularly pleases the players is the team's defensive game. In previous seasons, they had the most problems in defense, and with the arrival of Martinez and the improvement of the form of several other players, United looks much more compact.
Their form pleases all fans. "I think we make a great goal," said United manager Erik ten Hag.
"It was magnificent, the pass from Christian Eriksen and then the header was really a hammer from Marcus Rashford.
"It's so great as it's a player out of the academy scoring his 100th goal and the 85th anniversary today.
"He's really representing the work of Manchester United, and it values the good work that the academy is doing.
And Marcus Rashford, tomorrow is his 25th birthday as well. A great present I would say!" New challenges are ahead for Manchester United. They will play 4 games in 10 days, and that will be a true indicator of their readiness. It is certain that ten Hag will shuffle the cards because the players need a rest.