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Rashford eyeing trophies and insists Solskjaer is the best man for Manchester United

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has insisted Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the right man to bring success to the club.

Man Utd had endured their worst start to a season in 30 years but have shown signs of improvement in recent weeks, winning five of their past six fixtures in all competitions to rise to seventh in the Premier League and progress in the  Europa League and Carabao Cup.

England international Rashford committed his long-term future to the club by signing a new deal during the summer, the 22-year-old insisting he had no reservations about extending his stay at the club and has backed manager Solskjaer as the right man for the job.

“There was no hesitation from me over signing a new contract. For me, it was a no brainer,” Rashford told Sky Sports.

“I could see where he wanted the club to be. We were on the same page and both want the same things for the club.

“Ole is a great guy and a great manager and he has the club’s interests at heart.

“There is not a better man for the job, in my opinion.”

United head to fifth-placed Sheffield United this weekend and could overtake their opponents with victory at Bramall Lane, as the club look to recover a nine-point deficit to the Premier League‘s top four.

Whilst returning to the Champions League remains important, Rashford insists trophies must be a priority for the club this season having advanced to the Europa League knock-out stages and Carabao Cup quarter-finals in recent weeks.

“If we came out of this season and got top four, without a trophy, I wouldn’t leave this season happy,” he added.

“If we managed to win a trophy and get top four it would be a successful season.

“For me, it is about putting markers down for what we can do in the future.

“We know it won’t change overnight, and he won’t get what he wants from the players overnight, so we have to bide our time and be patient.

“As long as we keep working hard and believing in what we are doing, we will be fine.

“Manchester United always have to win trophies. It has been 18 months since our last trophy.”

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