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“I think he missed two big chances but then he can deal with that. That is important for a striker, you can deal with not every chance can be a goal. He will always be in the position he can score and he has to be focused on that. He keeps trying and he got his reward. It tells you something about the team performance and something about him [his goal record]. We have discussed a lot about the issue from the start of the season: if Rashy keeps his focus and makes sure he has the energy, the way we play, the way he has to play in that system and style, he will come into scoring positions and then it’s about him. He has the abilities to finish. That’s what I try to explain [to you] – also good strikers must know not every chance is a goal. On this level, you don’t create five or six chances in a top game so one of the two [chances] has to be in.” 


“It’s not about learning. When you play for Manchester United, you have to perform and he came in a little bit shy. But, after, you could see he got the belief and he was really in the game. Really good actions, really good movement in behind and that was the mark before the game from a tactical approach. Defensively, he did his job really well and, all over, I think it was a good performance. I think he deserved to come on. I see him progressing and getting stronger. He was good when he came in against Leeds and Betis in the home game. He’s got belief and then you see his abilities. I’m very pleased with his performance. It was a step up for more but, once again, it is about him – what he can bring and what he can contribute to the team.”

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