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Rashford: Solskjaer wants Manchester United players to be positive

Marcus Rashford said that Manchester United’s new caretaker manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has asked his players to be more positive on the pitch.

Solskjaer took over the reins at Manchester United on Wednesday following the sacking of Jose Mourinho, who had often been accused of playing a too pragmatic style of play.

However, the Norwegian got his managerial reign under way with a sublime 5-1 win over Cardiff City in South Wales on Saturday evening and speaking after the game, young English striker Rashford revealed exactly what the new man in charge has said to his players in the few days he has been back at the club.

“He wants us to be positive on the ball and always look for the gaps. That was just the start. We’re going to improve and get better at it,” Rashford told BT Sport.

“The Christmas period is very busy so it is about recovering and making sure we’re ready for the next games. We have to keep improving and go up another level.”

Rashford opened the scoring for United, with Ander Herrera, Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard (x2) also getting on the scoresheet as the Old Trafford outfit got Solskjaer’s spell off to the best possible start.

United are 6th in the Premier League after today’s win, eight points behind Arsenal and Chelsea.

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