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Solskjaer Expects Goals to Come From 'Sharp' Rashford

Solskjaer Expects Goals to Come From 'Sharp' Rashford Photo: TT
Manchester United's Marcus Rashford during the Premier League match at Old Trafford

Marcus Rashford will score soon, according to Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ahead of Tuesday’s Premier League clash away to Brighton and Hove Albion.

The England international, who has scored 14 Premier League goals for Manchester United this season, suffered a back injury in January and has only recently recovered to take his place after the coronavirus pause.

Rashford has played in all three of United’s fixtures since the resumption but hasn’t scored, although he set up two goals for Anthony Martial in United’s 3-0 win over Sheffield United last week.

“Of course, Marcus has been out for a while but I think he’s looked sharp,” Solskjaer said. “I think he came on and looked sharp again against Norwich.

“(Against) Sheffield United he did miss 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.

“I’m just looking forward to him getting more and more minutes. He will definitely score a goal soon.”

The Red Devils travel to Brighton on Tuesday, with Solskjaer blessed with a full complement to select from after rotating his squad for Saturday’s 2-1 FA Cup win at Norwich.

“I think the buzz and the energy that the win and a semi-final place will give you will help us tomorrow night,” the Norwegian added.

Brighton are currently 15th, six points above the drop zone, although not yet safe and boss Graham Potter called for more fight in their bid for survival.

“We’re still fighting, we still have work to do and we need points to stay in the division,” he said.

“This league is so tough because everyone has quality and good players so the margins can go with you or against you.

“Regardless of what anyone else does we know we have to keep going. We don’t think about how many points well need to be safe.

“We have to focus on the next game which is against one of the most form teams of the competition in Manchester United.”

Ben somerford
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