Bruno Fernandes backs Marcus Rashford to break scoring duck

Photo: Getty images

Manchester United golden boy Bruno Fernandes, has openly shown support for teammate Marcus Rashford, who hasn’t scored a goal in open play for club since his return from injury.

Speaking recently on the Man United website, the Portuguese said: “I think everyone is talking about Marcus not scoring a lot of goals but he is doing an amazing job.

“Maybe he is not achieving his goals and everything but, with everything we are doing now, he will achieve more goals and more assists. Football is not just about goals and assists – it is about the team and Marcus is playing very well for the team.

“I hope Marcus can find more goals because he deserves it for the work he is doing for the team. Nobody sees it because everyone sees the goals and who scores and assists. The work he is doing for the team is amazing.

“Marcus was injured for a long time so it’s difficult to find that confidence again, to do things like shoot from far out. But he is doing an amazing job for the group and I think he deserves credit for this.”

Rashford has a goal to his name since the lockdown was lifted, to take his tally to 20 goals this season, but the Englishman is still yet to score from open play since January, which may be understandable, judging by the fact that he’s only just returned from a long injury lay-off.