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Solskjaer discusses Rashford and Lukaku’s ‘very nice partnership’

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has discussed forward’s Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford, insisting the duo could form a ‘very nice partnership’.

Lukaku has had to be patient for his opportunity in the early stages of Solskjaer’s reign at Old Trafford, with Rashford having thrived once handed a central role by the Norwegian.

The Belgian has since hit a superb run of form of his own since returning to the team, the 25-year-old having scored six goals in his previous three appearances in all competitions.

Speaking on Lukaku’s recent form, Solskjaer was full of praise for the former Everton forward and discussed the potential of a partnership with Rashford.

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“I don’t think a lot has changed [with Romelu],” Solskjaer told the media his pre-match press conference.

“Of course, he’s been asked to play wide a few times earlier on and provide more chances, but now he’s more in and around the box. We need Rom facing the goal, not with his back to goal.

“Of course we played with two up front, with him and Rashy against PSG. They might form a very nice partnership together, because I wouldn’t like to be a defender having them two running at me!”

Manchester United travel to London this weekend to face Arsenal in a crunch clash in the race to finish in the top four this season.

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