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Report: Solskjaer tells Rashford he’s Manchester United number one striker

Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has informed Marcus Rashford that he is now the Old Trafford clubs number one striker.

According to the Daily Star, Solskjaer informed the 21-year-old of the news during Manchester United’s warm weather training trip to Dubai.

Rashford burst onto the scene as an 18-year-old under former United boss Louis van Gaal, scoring twice on his debut against Midtjylland in the Europa League.

However, the young England international’s development seemed to stall under Jose Mourinho, with the Portuguese coach more often than not playing Rashford as a winger instead of in his preferred central striker role.

Rashford has started all four of the Premier League games for which Solskjaer has been in charge through the middle and has responded by netting three times. It now seems that the Norwegian coach has let the Manchester-born striker know in no uncertain terms that he is his first choice.

This news will come as a major challenge to £75 million striker Romelu Lukaku, although the Belgian international has been in excellent form himself as of late, netting three times in his last three appearances.

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