It’s normal for a striker to miss chances, but only great strikers know how to recover from missed opportunities.
For Marcus Rashford, he started the season in fine form with a brace as United defeated Chelsea 4-0 in our opening game of the season, but he has failed to score since then and even missed a penalty in the 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace last weekend.
Rashford has admitted that missing chances makes him a bit frustrated but he doesn’t let it get to him and he starts thinking of the next goal. For England, he revealed that the goals of Harry Kane motivates him.
“Yes, it haunts you, it’s the same for when you score and you know you’ve had other chances in the game, you’re looking [at] what went wrong,” Rashford said.
“Here, it’s a bit more simple because Harry’s record is unbelievable. That’s a way for him to get his goals and the squad support that.
“I don’t think it’s something to fear, I think you need it. If you don’t have [pressure], it’s difficult for motivation to improve. You need the players around you to push each other.”
Former Manchester United striker Michael Owen thinks Rashford is a better all round player than he was, but not a great goal scorer.
Owen said at the launch of his autobiography ‘Reboot’: “He is a better all round player than me. He has a great touch and all round skill that I never had, but he hasn’t got the killer instinct that I had. I was just obsessed.
“Players like Robbie Fowler, Sergio Aguero or Harry Kane – these people who are obsessed with goals. I don’t think he is obsessed with goals.”