Ole Gunnar Solskjaer issues backing for Man United striker Marcus Rashford

Man United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is backing Marcus Rashford to start finding the net regularly

Marcus Rashford
Marcus Rashford (Photo: Tag Heuer)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is backing Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford to rediscover his goal-scoring form.

The Red Devils striker netted twice in Manchester United’s 4-0 victory over Chelsea FC in their opening fixture of the Premier League season.

Rashford scored from the spot against Chelsea FC and his only goal since that rout of the west London side was his decisive penalty in Manchester United’s 1-0 victory over Leicester City last weekend.

The England international initially found some prolific form following Solskjaer’s appointment as Jose Mourinho’s replacement at Manchester United back in December.

However, Rashford’s current form is understandably concerning given Manchester United’s decision to sell Romelu Lukaku to Serie A side Inter Milan last month.

Speaking at his pre-match media conference ahead of Manchester United’s trip to West Ham United at the London Stadium on Sunday, Solskjaer backed Rashford to rediscover his goal-scoring form.

“He is getting the chances,” Solskjaer told his post-match media conference on Friday.

“Of course he could have had three [goals against Astana] but the keeper made a few fantastic saves. I don’t worry about that.”

Solskjaer added: “We are working every single day in training with Marcus and he wants to improve and wants to be better.

“He could have finished with his left foot instead of his right [on one occasion]. It was just one of those days. Their keeper was excellent.

“All our goals this season have come from our forwards, from Marcus, Anthony [Martial] and Dan James, so I am sure he [Marcus] will chip in with many, many goals.

“Marcus is still young. He’ll improve. You won’t hit your peak as a striker until 26 or 27. He is still learning what finishes to make in different circumstances.”

Manchester United were 1-0 winners against Kazakhstan side FC Astana in their Europa League opener at Old Trafford on Thursday night.

The Red Devils have secured eight points in their opening five Premier League games.

Manchester United haven’t won the Premier League title since 2013, when Sir Alex Ferguson was still in charge.

Solskjaer’s side ended up in sixth spot in the table last term.

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