Solskjaer Reveals His Exciting Plans For Marcus Rashford

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It is of no doubt that the current Manchester United squad is filled with world-class superstars as well as up-and-coming talents who could very well go on to dominate world football in the years to come.

One such starlet is Old Trafford’s very own golden boy, Marcus Rashford.

The Red Devils’ number 10 hasn’t exactly established himself as an undisputed starter at the club just yet, with former boss Jose Mourinho using him quite inconsistently.

However, the Englishman has started both games under new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with the Norwegian himself admitting that he has big plans for the 20-year-old.

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Following United’s 3-1 win over Huddersfield, Solskjaer was asked what he intends to do with Rashford, to which he replied (via M.E.N.): “What we can do with him is use him more, because I don’t think the team is used to his runs.

“If you just watch him, the amount of runs and the good runs he makes in second half when we’re 2-0 up and 3-0 up and he makes runs in behind and he gets in behind the defence.

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“We must look for his runs earlier. His speed is his strength. I’m going to work with him on his finishing. He’s just got to calm down a little bit. He’s got a great strike from outside the box and inside the box we’ll just keep on working on being cool and calm and pass it past the keeper.”

Ole also shed some light on his footballing philosophy, as he further explained: “My philosophy is you’ve got to have width. So today you’ve got Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard wide, but they’re more comfortable coming in, then the full-backs need to go.

“It’s different when you’ve got Martial or you’ve got Rashford wide, someone who likes to play one-against-one. So it depends. But yes I’d like my full-backs to come, that’s more and more in, for me, in modern football, it’s important in modern football to get the full-backs flying on.”