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Solskjaer explains what doesn’t bother him about Rashford’s lack of goals

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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has explained why he is ‘not worried’ by Marcus Rashford’s lack of goals for the club.

England forward missed a lot of chances to score for the Red Devils in United’s 1-0 victory over Astana in their Europa League opener.

Rashford recorded only one goal during his last 14 appearances.

Being asked about Rashford’s lack of goals, Solskjaer said: “I don’t worry about that, he’s getting the chances. Of course, he could have scored three [against Astana], but the goalkeeper made a few fantastic saves. We’re working every single day in training with Marcus and he wants to improve and he wants to be better. He could have finished with his left foot instead of his right once, but it was just one of those days. All the goals we’ve scored have come from our forwards with Marcus, Anthony [Martial] and Dan James so I’m sure he’ll chip in with many, many goals.”

Despite the battle between Rashford and his 17-year-old teammate Mason Greenwood, Man Utd coach believes the best is yet to come for the 21-year-old footballer: “He’s still young [Rashford], he’ll improve and you won’t hit your peak as a striker until you’re 26 or 27. He’s still learning what finishes to make in different circumstances. I think today’s forwards are different from the old, traditional number nines. There’s not many left of them and Marcus can play three or four positions.”

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