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Solskjaer praises Rashford’s excellent finish in Brighton win

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said it has been great working with Marcus Rashford following his superb finish in today’s 2-1 win over Brighton.

Rashford netted a sublime solo goal from a seemingly impossible angle to leave the Old Trafford crowd in awe, in what was his 150th appearance for the club.

It was his fourth goal in four consecutive games, and it would turn out to be decisive, as Manchester United moved to within touching distance of the Premier League’s top four.

The 21-year-old has often been criticised for his lack of composure in front of goal, but his recent goalscoring form have left some to suggest that he could already be benefitting from Solkjaer’s influence.

Speaking after the game, United’s caretaker boss tipped the England international for a big future.

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“What a finish from Marcus Rashford. The way he finished it off. It is great working with him. That was his 150th game, I think he has scored more than a couple of the legends we have so he has a great future ahead of him,” Solskjaer told the BBC.

“What I like the most is to get into their heads and find out what they are thinking. He is so calm and assured when he is finishing. That was the first thing I said to him when I met him. He had missed some chances and I said ‘no problem, you’ll be alright, just settle down a little bit’.”

Despite picking up all three points, today’s 2-1 win over Brighton was probably Manchester United’s worst performance under the stewardship of Solskjaer, with Chris Hughton’s side frustrating the hosts for large portions of the game.

It was United seventh win on the spin under Solkjaer, who challenged his side to finish the game out better.

“Today we were tested. I didn’t think we played the game out as we should have. That’s perhaps the next challenge for the boys,” the Norwegian added.

“The last month has been fantastic. It’s one of those things. It is real now. To be fair, it does feel like coming home. I do feel at home and I really enjoy it.”

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