BT Sport presenter Des Kelly said to Ten Hag: “Marcus Rashford, it looked like he was out in the first half, it looked like he was pulling up with an injury. But you can see how confident he is and how strong he is, and he had that pre pre-season as well, that’s obviously made him physically stronger.”
But Ten Hag says Rashford only did what was expected of him. The Dutchman was not prepared to single him out for special praise for playing through pain.
Ten Hag said: “Players have to be resillient and you get kicked in a game. Obviously it happened and it hurts but you have to keep going, you have to do it to get the right result and the right performance and fight and deal with that painful moment.
“Even it keeps [being] painful, you have to contribute, the game will go on. That’s what he did today, he got rewarded for it and the team got rewarded for it.
“In top football you have to suffer, to sacrifice, to get the right results to win something”.
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