(Reuters) – Manchester United manager Eric ten Hag said England forward Marcus Rashford scored five goals in Friday’s 3-1 FA Cup victory over Everton “I can’t stop,” he said after assisting on two goals for .

Rashford capped off another brilliant display by setting up Anthony’s fourth-minute lead, sending in a cross and converting an injury-time penalty after Everton defender Connor Cody turned it into an own goal.

The 25-year-old has scored 13 goals in all competitions for United so far, and is set to break his season record of 22 in 2019/20.

“From the first moment Marcus showed confidence and conviction,” Ten Hag said. “He was a threat to Everton defenders in his 90 minutes. As a striker, we measure goals and assists. Today he recorded his two assists and his one goal, which is great. ”

“He can work on his weak feet and headings, but his other skills are very good. , it is important to allow him to play to his strengths.

“Then he is unstoppable with his speed, dribbling, directness… He has great skill and if he is mentally stable, he can move forward.”

Having extended their winning streak to seven games in all competitions, United will return to Premier League action against rivals Manchester City in Saturday’s derby, hosting Charlton Athletic in Tuesday’s League Cup quarter-finals.

(Reporting by Hritika Sharma, Bangalore; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)


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