After getting back on track against Brentford, Marcus Rashford wants to see Manchester United get back to its best.
On Wednesday at Old Trafford, the England international scored the game’s lone goal to secure success, snapping a three-game Premier League winless streak.
After lifting the EFL Cup, United struggled in the league, losing to Liverpool 7-0 and Newcastle United 2-0 on either side of a scoreless draw with Southampton.
Although Erik ten Hag’s team performed better in cup tournaments, making it further in both the FA Cup and Europa League, the drop in form in the Premier League raised concerns about their chances of finishing in the top four.
Rashford is motivated to gain momentum and end the season on a high note now that one obstacle has been cleared.
“We are in that period of the season where every game is important and every game counts so we are pleased to win and hopefully we can get back to where we were a few weeks ago,” he told BBC Sport.
“The important thing is always to win the next game. Everyone is clear that we are not going to play our best every week but there is never a time to drop our standards and we have to keep trying to push each other every week.
“We were a bit more patient out of possession; we waited for the right conditions to press rather than pressing every ball. We were calm and kept communicating to try and stop the supplies to their forward men.”
With a three-point advantage and a game remaining against Tottenham, United’s victory moves them back up to fourth. Rashford is now concentrated on securing a spot in the Champions League for the upcoming season.