RALF RANGNICK is doing everything to get Marcus Rashford to shoot again.
But Manchester United manager Rangnick still doesn’t know how to translate the English star’s form of training into matches.
He became so frustrated with the situation last Sunday that he left him out for the derby, instead of playing with a recognized striker.
There are no other options in sight with Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani injured and Anthony Martial on loan at Sevilla.
So instead, he plays Bruno Fernandes as a false nine – and United were beaten 4-1 by Man City with Rashford coming on as an extra.
He is likely to be on the bench again today during a visit to Tottenham in a crucial clash in their battle for a top-four spot.
But Rangnick insists he is trying everything to get the best out of a player he has just managed FOUR Goals before this season.
The interim head of the delegation said: “I like Marcus as a player. Our job is to help him and get the best Marcus Rashford we can.
“This is my job and I’m putting all my energy and time into it.”
The German cites 21-year-old Jadon Sancho and 19-year-old Anthony Elanga as examples of what he can achieve with young players.
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“What I’m trying to achieve with him is what we did with Anthony, with Jadon, with one or two other young players that we have,” he said.
What’s left Rangnick scratching his head is how Rash, 24, was able to perform so well at Carrington, which would then struggle on game day.
He said: “Marcus is training well, he has abundant talent, everything you need for a striker. It’s about turning training sessions into games. “
Local boy Rashford is considering his future after being ruled out of the derby.
But Rangnick defended his amount of game time, saying: “He’s had 13-14 games since I’ve been here. I don’t think this is a problem and he never said anything about it.”
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Rashford has actually been involved in 16 of the 18 games Rangnick has been in charge of – starting eight of them.
When asked about their candid conversation, Rangnick revealed: “He said that he is still happy and wants to perform at a high level for the club. There is no mention here that he is unhappy.”
These will be a few key days in United’s season with their Champions League round of 16 clash with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday following a 1-1 draw in the first leg.
United are also behind the 4th place team, Arsenal, who have 3 matches in hand. West Ham and Spurs are two points behind United – but Antonio Conte’s side have two games left in the hands of the Red Devils.
And Germany’s Rangnick said: “We are fully aware of the importance of the Spurs game and Tuesday night’s game.
“We had a good week of training, the players were fully aware, the focus was there, the unity was there in the training session.
“There are still ten games to play and we are fully aware that we have to take care of ourselves and not lose any more points.”
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