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Solskjaer hails ‘top class’ Rashford

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has described Marcus Rashford’s recent performances as ‘top class’ following his latest Man of the Match performance in Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Brighton.

Rashford was once again selected to lead the line for Manchester United ahead of £75 million man Romelu Lukaku, who had to settle for a place on the bench for the fourth Premier League game on the bounce.

The England international repayed the faith shown in him by his manager by putting in a dynamic performance which was topped off by a superb solo goal that defied belief among the Old Trafford faithful.

Speaking after the game, United caretaker boss Solksjaer praised virtually every element of Rashford’s performances of late, saying that the 21-year-old is full of confidence.

“We should have maybe played the game out better than we did as the last 15 minutes we were under it,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports.

“Marcus Rashford has been top class. You start with work rate. He has that, works like no one else, runs channels, holds the ball up. He has now calmed down in front of goal and he’s assured and is practising all the time. Now he’s confident.

“I can’t complain can I? I am smiling and this is one of these things I will remember for the rest of my life. It’s been a roller coaster and it’s class to be here.”

The 2-1 win, combined with Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Chelsea sees Manchester United remain in sixth, but move to within three points of Maurizio Sarri’s side, despite having been 11 ahead when Solskjaer took over.

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