Manchester United are in the League Cup final, last-16 of the Europa League and look set to secure a top-four finish in the Premier League.
The main reason for all of this is Marcus Rashford’s superb form.
The Englishman has been especially impressive post-World Cup, netting 24 and assisting nine in 37 ties this campaign.
Now, speaking to The Guardian, Rashford has explained that finally managing to put a longstanding shoulder injury behind him has helped him get back to his best. “I don’t think anyone – apart from the people at the club – knows how long I was dealing with those [injury] issues,” he said.
“It wasn’t just one season, it was a period of time where every day was tough and you have to sacrifice [yourself]. I’ve always been one to be out on the pitch as much as I can – that’s where I get the happiness.
He added: “I’m in the areas to score. It’s something I’ve been working on and in the last few years, I feel like even the seasons where I’ve done all right I could have added another 10 or 15.
“Football is probably 95% your mentality. That gives you the baseline to perform. There are a lot of players that have ability – that’s why they play at the top level. But what sets them apart is the mentality.
“I’ve been on both sides of it. I understand the strength of it and the value. I’m concentrating a lot more on keeping myself in that headspace and it’s needed in order to win games and trophies.”