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Rashford insists Manchester United stars are ‘confident’ in Solskjaer

Marcus Rashford insists Manchester United’s players are ‘confident’ in manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s ability to bring success to the club.

United have endured an indifferent start to the new Premier League season, winning just once in their opening four fixtures to already fall seven points behind early leaders Liverpool.

Despite their difficult start, Rashford has backed Solskjaer to bring success back to Old Trafford and says the Manchester United squad are ‘confident’ the Norwegian is the right man for the job.

“Right now, everyone is confident in the manager for one,” Rashford told Football Focus.

“We might not be doing what he is telling us to perfection yet, but the initial response to his tactics, his training has been phenomenal.

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“For me (he brings) a plan. It is not a plan for just this season, or a plan for just the next game. It is a plan for years.

“I think they (managers) need to be backed. In the position we are in now we don’t need this rotation of managers, because you never settle.”

Solskjaer, who enjoyed a successful 11-year playing career at United, returned to the club as manager in December, replacing the sacked Jose Mourinho.

Rashford believes that Solskjaer’s playing career gives him an edge over his Portuguese predecessor, the forward claiming that the 46-year-old is ‘more understanding’ of his players.

“He is very different, but I think it is expected because he played. Off the pitch he understands the players a bit more,” he added.

“I don’t think it was a problem for him, because he is obviously a top manager, and he has his way of reading people.

“But, for me when a manager has played they have lived the lifestyle we have lived, and they might be a bit more understanding.”

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