Marcus Rashford, who scored the only goal of the game at the King Power to secure a priceless win the Red Devils, apparently did not heed the suggestion of his manager
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed this bit of news about his attacking star, who rejected the interim manager’s advice before scoring for Manchester United at Leicester. Rashford found the back of the net for the eighth time in 13 games, as his strike ended up being the winner at the King Power Stadium.The England star was put through on goal by Paul Pogba’s fine lofted pass and made no mistake from close, firing past Kasper Schmeichel. It was his 10th Premier League goal of the season, and came via a finish that differed from some advice to the academy product, on his finishing, that was offered by Solskjaer.
But the Norwegian definitely enjoyed the goal, saying: “Very much so! But then again I told him (to put it) through Schmeichel’s legs because he opens up. But it was a great finish so I can’t complain, can I?”
Rashford suffered from a bout of the ‘dead leg’ towards the end of the game at the King Power, signalling that a more-or-less taxing and continuous run of games since Solkajaer took over some seven weeks ago was taking a toll, and was not replaced until the closing stages.
His manager admitted the same, adding that the 21-year-old had to play through the pain barrier. “He’s played a lot of games and he got a dead leg earlier on but he struggled through it so well done,” he added.
United’s win, which came before Arsenal’s defeat at Manchester City, saw the Old Trafford club move to fifth in the Premier League table. They are also still to taste defeat under the interim boss, and sit just two points off the top four.
Whatever was said or not to him by Solkajaer with regards to finishing past Schmeichel, the in-form Rashford is sure turning out to be a predator in front of goal, keeping out Romelu Lukaku from the starting XI, and deservedly so. The hope for the manager and United’s fans will be that the striker does not suffer from fatigue and a loss of form as they slowly but surely fight towards a top-four place and progress in the FA Cup and Champions League.