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Marcus Rashford has revealed he prefers Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United manager role over the previous ones.
The 22-year-old has played under three different managers, including Louis van Gaal, José Mourinho and the present boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The latter has scored 127 times for the Red Devils during his playing time, and now, as he returned to Old Trafford, he helps Rashford to improve his playing skills as a forward.
Speaking about Solskjaer, Rashford told Sky Sports: “When someone is speaking to you that has been there and done it, it comes to you from a different perspective and it’s easier to take in the information he’s giving you. You understand it a little bit more and as a forward, sometimes that’s all you need – it needs to be simple and clear what you need to do. If you do that 10 or 15 times in a game, you for sure get a goal or two goals. That’s the angle Ole looks at it from and for me, I have to look at it more from that perspective.”
The English striker added he still hopes United will be in the Premier League’s top four, in spite of the hard season.
“It’s going to be tough [to get into the top four] but it’s nowhere near impossible. We don’t need to focus on any other teams, we play our best football when we focus on ourselves and us improving. That’s the only way Man United play good football and we need to get back to doing that. It can be very simple for us and at the same time, you don’t want to make it complicated for yourself. The main thing is bouncing back. I always think with home games, if you’re energetic on the pitch, you’re making runs and you’re lively, you win games more often than not. Old Trafford is a special place and if we do that with the fans behind us, it’s a tough place to come. With the tempo we play at when we’re at our best, it’s very hard to stop us so we use it as a template and we need to get back to doing that,” he added.