SOLSKJAER: RASHFORD CAN BE AS GOOD AS KANE

Marcus Rashford has been one of the key players in the Manchester United team under new interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Rashford has scored three goals in Solskjaer’s five games in charge of United and has one assist to his credit. Rashford has been used as a centre forward by Solskjaer, and the 21-year-old has been excellent, and it seems he has knocked Romelu Lukaku as the first choice striker.

Solskjaer has heaped praise on Rashford, and believes he has what it takes to be as good as Tottenham striker and England captain Harry Kane.

During a press conference at Aon Training Complex, Solskjaer told reporters: “He’s got frightening pace, he’s now become stronger, he can hold the ball up for us and he’s a great link player.

“He can become a top, top one. We can talk about Harry Kane and his class, and I’m sure Marcus has got the potential to get up there. He’s been brought up here.

“There were a couple of sessions with the young kids, {Tahith} Chong, Angel [Gomes] and Jesse [Lingard], where they play together in a certain way. A very exciting player to work with.”

Reports claim Solskjaer decided on his first-choice striker during Manchester United’s Dubai training camp.

According to Daily Star, Solskjaer held talks with Rashford and made it clear he will spearhead United’s attack ahead of Romelu Lukaku.

Lukaku who started and scored in the 2-0 FA Cup win over Reading, Lukaku recently revealed how United boss Solskjaer is making him a better striker. According to Lukaku, Solskjaer is helping him work on how to strike the ball and his movement off the ball.

“I take it one day at a time, work as hard as I can and help the team,” Lukaku told MUTV.

“I am really happy and try to improve along the way.

“In training you see he [Solskjaer] helps us a lot with finishing and how to strike the ball.

“He explains how to move away from the ball and the way he wants us to play really benefits me. It helps me to get in a position where I want to be and he understands what type of striker I am and he works to our strengths.

“He knows I want to play through the middle, facing the goal at all times, he knows I’m really dangerous at that. But, also helping the team off the ball and things like that. He helps me a lot and I try to pay off with goals.”