David De Gea’s heroics certainly saved Manchester United from conceding against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
But had it not been for Marcus Rashford’s brilliant goal, the Red Devils would have come home with just a single point instead of three.
The Englishman latched onto a sensational Paul Pogba long pass at the edge of the box, before hitting the ball venomously past Hugo Lloris, right at the bottom of the far post.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was full of praise for the strike in his post-match interview, as he stated: “The goal was fantastic by Rash. It’s a hard skill to score from that angle with a right foot and an instep. I thought he was going to go near post – but it was a well struck finish.”
However, some new information shared by one of the Manchester United players suggests that the Norwegian tactician had a big role to play behind Rashford’s success in slotting that goal in.
Jesse Lingard, who was involved in the buildup that led to Rashford’s goal, has revealed that the 21-year-old personally trained under Solskjaer during their training camp in Dubai, with the duo working on the starlet’s finishing.
“Throughout the training session in Dubai he (Rashford) has been practicing his finishing with the manager,” Lingard revealed (via Evening Standard). “It’s prepared him for big games and moments like that.”
Solskjaer has undoubtedly had a major influence over Rashford, who has now bagged 4 goals in the 5 starts he has made under the interim boss.
If the England international continues to develop in this manner, Manchester United may well and truly have a home-grown world-beater in their hands in the years to come.