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Scoring More Goals In The Air With A Header Is A Great Feeling - Marcus Rashford

Goal scoring is not only done with the legs, a brilliant header from a player compliments the entire 90 minutes of play. 

A clean header also makes the game of football more tactful and very skillful and in the game of football headers should be taken seriously.

For Manchester United player Marcus Rashford, he has identified that headers as one area of the game which he wants to improve in the months and years ahead.

He is leading the charge for Erik ten Hag’s Reds in 2022/23, with the eight goals he has scored so far double that of any other team-mate.

On the sidelines of an interview with former Manchester United and England player Danny Webber, Rashford said he needs to produce more from aerial situations despite netting a magnificent header  – his 100th United goal – in October’s win over West Ham.

“I still think I can get a lot more goals from headers, I just feel like if I gamble more, I'll score more headers.

“Under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, he moved me inside left a little bit, so I was making these heading positions a bit easier. When I was a bit closer inside and not playing as a no.9, I could work in a partnership,” he said.

Seven of Rashford's 101 United goals have come from his head, with his right foot producing 83 and his left supplying the remaining 11.

Earlier in the season, after that memorable 100th club goal, Rashford admitted he'd been working hard on this side of his game.

“It's a nice feeling when you connect like that with the ball in the air, i always feel like I need to be scoring more goals in those situations, because I feel like when I get in the areas, I have good attributes to be scoring those types of goals.

“It's something I've been working on recently so I'm looking to keep doing that, keep getting in the areas and trying to get on the end of crosses,” he added. 





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