Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer makes Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial decision


Manchester United boss Solskjaer saw Rashford and Martial enjoy a flying start to the new Premier League season against Chelsea last weekend.

Rashford scored a brace against the Blues with Martial also on target in an emphatic 4-0 victory at Old Trafford.

Solskjaer rates both Manchester United players highly and, now, The Sun claim the Norwegian has given them extra training sessions in order to help the duo develop their understanding.

And he’s reportedly told the pair they can become his own version of Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke.

Yorke and Cole fired United to treble glory in 1999.

During that Treble-winning season, they bagged an astonishing 53 goals between them — with 35 of those coming in the league.

The following campaign, in 1999/2000 the pair hit another 46 goals between them.

They were also inseparable off the pitch and Solskjaer wants a similar relationship between his two leading men.

Martial is expected to start United’s showdown with Wolves on Monday night playing down the middle.

That would mean Rashford being shunted on the left.

And Martial has admitted he is relishing the chance to be United’s talisman, revealing Solskjaer’s trust in him is vital.

“Now that I’ve taken the number nine shirt back once again, all he (Solskjaer) has said to me is that I have a lot of responsibility and that I have to score goals, so that’s what I’m trying to do,” Martial told the United App.

“We work on that a lot in training and I think it’s improving all the time.

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“Since I was a young kid, I‘ve always played as a striker but, then again, I’m fine with playing more out wide as it’s a position that I enjoy playing.

“It’s a real pleasure to find myself back in that more central role so I hope I can really help the team from there and go on to score plenty of goals.”

United may find themselves even more reliant on Rashford and Martial for goals this season.

The club have lost Romelu Lukaku to Serie A giants Inter Milan.

And Alexis Sanchez could be about to follow the Belgium international to the San Siro.

Sanchez is wanted by Inter boss Antonio Conte, who is keen to dethrone Juventus as Serie A champions next term.



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