Manchester United continued their stunning form under Solskjaer as they defeated Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 at the Wembley
Marcus Rashford scored the only goal of the game from a quite glorious pass from Paul Pogba on the 44th minute. The second half was all about Tottenham vs David de Gea. The Spaniard was on top form and produced 11 saves in the game to secure all three points for the visitors. The victory meant that Manchester United have now won all 6 of the games that Solskjaer has overseen since he took over the reins.
Manchester United look like a completely different side under the Norwegian. However, no player has been more impressive than Marcus Rashford, and the 21-year-old delivered again yesterday. England great Alan Shearer believes Rashford has the potential to become an England and Manchester United great,
Shearer: “Rashford is the main man at Manchester United now and has every attribute in his locker to thrive as a striker going forward. His movement is excellent and constantly improving, he has the pace to terrify any defence and his finishing has come on leaps and bounds." pic.twitter.com/MVgo7gUGpu
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“Marcus Rashford is flying right now because he has a manager with complete belief in him for the first time. Nobody has ever doubted his ability but he has finally been set free under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – and it is great to watch.
“Rashford is the main man at Manchester United now and has every attribute in his locker to thrive as a striker going forward. His movement is excellent and constantly improving, he has the pace to terrify any defence and his finishing has come on leaps and bounds.
“It was a world-class pass from Paul Pogba to set him up [against Spurs] and the strike from Rashford shows just how confident he is right now. He is showing calmness in front of goal now which we have not seen before, but that comes with experience.”
“Jose Mourinho played him in different positions but there is a top striker in him and we are only going to see more evidence of that going forward.
“He was thrust into the Manchester United team at a very young age when there were a lot of injuries at the club.It was like he was almost the last person to be called upon, which was unfair. He started great but then went quiet — that can happen to young players.
“At just 21 he now needs to ensure he avoids the temptations of life and the world outside of football to carry on improving.
Marcus Rashford has really been able to express himself under Solskjaer, and it looks like Solskjaer was just what the doctor ordered for Manchester United as a whole.