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Rashford urges more ‘consistency’ from Manchester United

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has urged more ‘consistency’ from his side as they bid to turn round their difficult start to the season.

Saturday’s defeat at Bournemouth left Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side in 10th position in the Premier League, with the club having now slipped to 10 points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea in the race to secure a top-four finish.

Last weekend’s defeat on the South Coast brought an end to a brief upturn in form which had seen Manchester United pick up three successive away games in all competitions, and Rashford has now called for his side to produce more consistent results as they bid to salvage their season.

“The consistency in the performance and the consistency in the games you win are two completely different things,” he told Sky Sports.

“Out of 38 league games, you’re not going to play well 38 times but just because you don’t play well, doesn’t mean you can’t win the game and that’s the thing we can improve on. When we’re not quite playing at our best, we can find a way to get over the line.

“If we control the moments when the opposition are on top better, I’m sure in time we will know how to control them, their fans, the tempo that they play at and once we do that, we can start to win consistently.”

United are in Europa League action on Thursday night and host Partizan Belgrade at Old Trafford, knowing a win over the Serbian outfit will secure their passage to the knock-out stages.

The club currently lead Group L on seven points after three fixtures, two points ahead of Dutch side AZ Alkmaar who travel to an Astana side yet to pick up a single point in the competition.

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