Solskjaer Reveals He Advised Rashford Even When Mourinho Was In Charge

Manchester United's Marcus Rashford reacts.

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Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that he gave Marcus Rashford striking tips three weeks before he replaced Jose Mourinho as the manager of the club.

The Norwegian took over the Old Trafford helm shortly before Christmas, and has seen his side win three successive matches, with the team netting 12 goals under him so far.

Rashford, who is looking fresh and more keen to attack, was advised by Ole at the end of November. The incident happened when United had to undergo a laboured 1-0 win over Young Boys at Old Trafford.

According to Stadium Astro, Solskjaer has revealed the advice he pass on to Rashford.


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“You know, I went to see the Young Boys game just a month ago and I met him, and Jesse [Lingard], just in the corridor as I was leaving the game, revealed Solskjaer.

“And he was just like, ‘urgh’ [and put his head down], because he had a few chances in that game. And I said, ‘Don’t worry son, just relax a little bit’. And he said, ‘Yeah, I know, I’m snatching at things.’”

Solskjaer, who is keen to see Rashford score more goals for the club, also added: “It’s all in the head. Know what to do, that’s key of everything. Know what to do, and then be able to do it.”

Manchester United are up against Newcastle United in the Premier League next, and Rashford will see this away test as another opportunity to add to his goal-scoring tally.