Life under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems to be going well for Marcus Rashford.
The manager has put lots on faith in the academy graduate, even selling the squad’s best goalscorer after placing Rashford ahead of Romelu Lukaku in the pecking order.
Rashford still has a lot to prove to warrant such faith though. He has not shown he can be a 20+ goal per season striker which will be an issue for United unless he improves this season because there’s a shortage of goalscorers in the squad as it is.
Henry Winter of The Times has done an interview with Rashford where he speaks about enjoying football under Solskjaer, with a line about stability that could easily been read as a dig at former manager José Mourinho, who has recently joined Sky Sports’ punditry team for the 2019/20 Premier League season.
“He [Solskjaer] has brought stability. In the past three years, you were never sure about anything. It might take us some time, but if we all stick to the game plan, work collectively as a team, and we’ve got a good manager who knows the club and who shares the same ambition, who knows what we can achieve.”
United regularly played in a negative manner under Mourinho and it could be said that our attacking players were harnessed as a result. The team struggled to break the opposition down and we’re expecting more from them this season under Solskjaer, although the attack has been weakened following Lukaku’s departure.
Rashford hit double figures for goals in the Premier League for the first time in his career last season. He should be aiming for 20+ this term!