Marcus Rashford Manchester United

‘Like he was back in the playground’ – Solskjaer hails superb Rashford after Spurs win

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hailed Marcus Rashford’s superb performance in the club’s 2-1 win over Tottenham, admitting it was ‘like he was back in the playground’.

The England international starred as United beat former manager Jose Mourinho and Spurs at Old Trafford, continuing his fine recent form by scoring twice to lift Solskajer’s side up to sixth in the Premier League.

Rashford’s brace made it 12 goals in his past 13 appearances for club and country and Solskjaer was full of praise for the 22-year-old’s performance, admitting it was the forward’s best since he took charge of the club in December of last year.

“It’s the best he’s had under me,” Solskjaer told BBC Sport.

”He was mature, strong against good Premier League players. His penalty was calm and composed, and his [first] goal, we know he’s got those strikes in him and he had three or four chances.

“It’s like he was back on the playground or in the back garden. We want them to have fun, there’s nothing dangerous out there – just 75,000 people, wanting to see the best [of them].”

United will now be looking to continue their momentum from an important victory, when they make the short journey to face rivals Manchester City in the Manchester derby on Saturday evening.

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