Rashford arguably league’s best striker with Kane out - Solskjaer

Rashford arguably league’s best striker with Kane out - Solskjaer

He has the world ahead of him and can be one of the best in the world. No-one beats him on attitude.

"He finishes, tries to shoot, he doesn't think twice about it". That was the first thing I said to him when I met him.

"There are the three who play the most but then you've got [Romelu Lukaku], you've got Juan [Mata], you've got Alexis [Sanchez], so I've got a front six I can rotate with and Rom is definitely going to be playing games". Now we have six forwards and we play with three most of the time.

Manchester United's caretaker has drawn level with Carlo Ancelotti and Pep Guardiola after the win over Brighton and Hove Albion took the flawless Premier League run under him to six; seven in all competitions. "He had missed some chances and I said "no problem, you'll be alright, just settle down a little bit".

Manchester United, who are now fifth in the Premier League table, will return to FA Cup action with a fourth-round clash against Arsenal at The Emirates on Friday night.

United are just three points off the top four, having been 11 when the former striker returned to the club.

He continued: "We are delighted to get seven wins under Ole".




Solskjaer, who is Manchester United's record goalscorer as a substitute, added that Lukaku is now in a similar position to he was during his time at Old Trafford, where he often sat behind Andy Cole, Dwight Yorke and Teddy Sheringham in the pecking order. We have had some tough years at the club but it's a challenge for us to get to where we as a club should be'.

'As long as you take one game at a time and prepare well we should go into any game as winnable one.

"There is loads more pressure at the bottom, where I was with Cardiff", he added.

"When you are playing at Manchester United you are good enough to know how to play the game and to know what you have to do on the pitch". It doesn't add pressure. I didn't think we played the game out as we should have.

Pogba scored the first goal in Saturday's victory, winning and converting a penalty in the 27th minute, before Rashford doubled the lead before half-time.

Solskjaer said: "I wouldn't do it but if he is comfortable with it".

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