Solskjaer on Rashford: Marcus Rashford scored in his fourth consecutive league game last night as United defeated Brighton 2-1.
Manchester United registered their seventh successive victory under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the side beat Brighton 2-1.
Paul Pogba opened the goalscoring with a well-taken penalty, while Marcus Rashford scored a brilliant solo-goal as United move three points closer to fourth-placed Chelsea.
Rashford played his 150th game for Manchester United across all competitions last night and scored the second goal for the side with an exquisite finish.
Justifiably, Solskjaer was upbeat about Rashford’s form, and made a huge claim over the youngster in the post-match comment.
Solskjaer on Rashford:
Marcus Rashford has stepped up impressively under the guidance of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The player has scored five league goals in six games so far under the Norwegian’s charge.
Barring the game against Huddersfield town, the English youngster has scored in every league game under Solskjaer. Reasonably, the caretaker manager prefers him above Romelu Lukaku, whose form has been a concern this season.
How am I supposed to tell my children that Rashford really put this in the top corner from this angle with that body shape? pic.twitter.com/JD0ZoESrR2
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) January 19, 2019
Solskjaer on Rashford:
“No one beats him on work-rate, no one beats him on attitude and he’s very confident in front of goal at the moment, he finishes, tries to shoot, he doesn’t think twice about it. I think he’s playing the best football in his career”#indifoot #GGMU #ManUtd pic.twitter.com/JRUPZWZsLV
— indifoot (@indifoot) January 20, 2019
In the post-match comments, however, Solskjaer made a huge claim about Marcus Rashford.
The interim manager stated that Marcus Rashford is arguably the best striker in the league in the absence of Harry Kane.
“You can argue for many strikers but I’m glad he’s in my team,” Solskjaer told the reporters in the post-match press conference.
“Harry Kane is injured so maybe that gives him a better chance to be the best one at the moment.”
Solskjaer praised Rashford for his work rate and attitude while insisting that the youngster is playing the ‘best football in his career.’
“No one beats him on work rate, no one beats him on attitude and he’s very confident in front of goal at the moment.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 19, 2019
• 7 goals, 5 assists in last 12
• 150 appearances
• Youngest United player to score in 4 consecutive games
This boy is on fire!! 🔴⚪️⚫️🔥 pic.twitter.com/oXxHUnJLUm
— Manchester United (@ManUnitedWorld) January 19, 2019
“He finishes, tries to shoot, he doesn’t think twice about it. I think he’s playing the best football in his career.”
Even after the side registered their seventh win in Solskjaer’s charge in as many games, the manager stated that there should be no space for complacency, and quoted Sir Alex Ferguson in the press conference.
“The gaffer used to challenge us at times with, ‘Why can’t you win 10 games on the bounce?’” Solskjaer added.