Erik ten Hag hailed as ‘a great player’ who will get even better after ’s 1-0 win against .
Rashford’s 100th goal for United – a thumping first-half header – extended his side’s unbeaten run in all competitions to eight matches.
The striker is the first United player since in 2009 to reach the goalscoring landmark and when asked if he could become an elite player, United boss Ten Hag said: ‘I think he is already. Before you’re 25, to score 100 goals, I think you’re already there, but he won’t be satisfied with that.
‘In the end it’s about how many trophies you win with your club and I think he can develop his game even more.
‘When you see he made two headers (in the game), for instance, and we have worked a lot on that. I notified him from the start, his heading had to improve and he worked on that and you can see what’s happening.
‘Also mentally, he’s much more consistent and reliable and resilient. I’m really happy with the progress.’
Hammers boss David Moyes, sacked by United in 2014 and yet to beat his former club at Old Trafford as a manager, felt United keeper David De Gea denied his men a point.
He said: ‘He made two brilliant saves for them and probably saved them from that point of view.’
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