Ole says Rashford will be back among the goals soon
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has backed Marcus Rashford to rediscover his goalscoring touch after his recovery from injury.
The 22-year-old is yet to find the net after the resumption of football, although he did provide two assists to help Anthony Martial to his maiden Reds’ hat-trick during our 3-0 victory over Sheffield United last week.
That means, according to Opta, Rashford has now been involved in 15 goals in his last 16 Premier League outings (11 goals, four assists), and Solskjaer is adamant that Marcus has shown enough in his two-and-a-half appearances so far, that he will go on to improve on what is already his most prolific season in a United shirt.
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“Of course, Marcus has been out for a while, but I think he's looked sharp,” Ole told reporters at his pre-match press conference, before Tuesday's Premier League clash at Brighton & Hove Albion.
“I think he came on and looked sharp again against Norwich.
“Sheffield United he did miss, yeah, one or two chances, but the goals he created I think that is what we are focusing on and I think Marcus is on his way to his best season ever at Man United.
“So, for me, I'm just looking forward to him getting more and more minutes. He will definitely score a goal soon.”
Rashford netted against Brighton in the reverse fixture, played in November, just one of 19 he has managed in all competitions for the Reds this season.
Anthony Martial is on the same number after his Blades treble and the pair are poised to become the first striking duo to hit the 20-goal mark for United in the same campaign since Dimitar Berbatov and Javier Hernandez in 2010/11.