says it is normal for to dip in form and has backed him to ‘be on fire’ when he and the team click back into gear.
The 25-year-old has been poor this season, scoring just one goal in seven games and failing to net in either outing so far.
The Red Devils have been struggling domestically and in Europe, so it is not just Rashford who has been below-par, but the England international has been notably far from his best.
Ten Hag says he is unfazed by his forward’s difficult few weeks, expecting Rashford to burst back into life in the near future.
‘Strikers when they don’t score, they need a moment and it will come,’ Ten Hag told a press conference ahead of Manchester United hosting Brentford this weekend.
‘He’s so experienced and when he’s doing the right things and the team is, the momentum will come and he’ll be on fire.
‘It’s normal not to be always at the same levels. Everyone knows the quality of him, also the opposition knows, but if Rashy is doing things right and the team is doing things right, putting him in the right places, then it’s up to him.
‘We have seen in the last weeks, he’s getting into good positions, now he’s a little bit struggling but this will pass because everyone knows his qualities.
‘Everyone at backs him, the whole team is supportive of him and believes in him, so I’m sure with that confidence, with that belief, this will change and pass.’
Rashford’s only goal of the season came at Arsenal on 3 September, going seven matches for club and country without scoring, but will hope to end that run when the Red Devils host the Bees at 3pm on Saturday.
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