Solskjaer reacts to Marcus Rashford’s incredible hat-trick

Manchester United boss, Olé Gunnar Solskjaer has moved to ease the pressure on Marcus Rashford, after the latter’s incredible hat-trick against RB Leipzig on Wednesday.

Rashford came on as a second half substitute for Mason Greenwood, who had given the Red Devils a 1-0 lead, and went on to bag his first career hat-trick as a footballer.

The 22 year old’s performance has earned him high praise, with former star, Paul Scholes, comparing him to Ruud van Nistelrooy, and claiming the forward can score 25 goals this season.

But Solskjaer, who knows what pressure can do to a young footballer, has moved to ease the burden, by saying the most important thing for Rashford now is to concentrate on the next game.

He said: “Now is not the time to think about how many goals you’re going to end up with, as long as you concentrate on the next job in hand, training tomorrow, of course he only played 30 minutes.

“One step at a time. If you get too far ahead of yourself, you’re going to lose focus. Marcus has showed he can keep focusing on what’s important on and off the pitch at the moment.

“He did really well today coming off the bench.

“Before the game I said Anthony was going to take that penalty and that’s it. If you look at the starting squad, it was either Anthony or Paul (Pogba) to take it and Paul was taken off.”

Rashford appears to have hit form lately, having now scored four in his last three matches.