Solskjaer lauds Man Utd star Rashford after milestone objective
Manchester United supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hailed Marcus Rashford after the Pink Devils ahead scored his fiftieth objective for the Premier League giants.
Rashford celebrated a milestone objective as Solskjaer’s United have been held to a late 2-2 draw by Leicester Metropolis on Saturday.
Aged 23 years and 56 days, Rashford turned the third-youngest participant to attain 50 Premier League objectives for United, following within the footsteps of Wayne Rooney (22 years and 157 days) and Cristiano Ronaldo (22 years and 341 days).
“Each as a participant and an individual Marcus has been completely good. We’re very happy with him as a human being as effectively,” Solskjaer mentioned throughout his post-match information convention.
“And as a participant this I believe his stats say all the things. His qualities. At this time he’s all the time a menace, and we create possibilities, he creates possibilities for others. So I’m very happy with Marcus.”
The important thing motion from our Boxing Day draw.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 26, 2020
Rashford opened the scoring towards Leicester within the twenty third minute, the England worldwide slotting residence his sixth Premier League objective of the season.
Leicester restored parity eight minutes later, Harvey Barnes lashing previous David De Gea from outdoors the penalty space after Bruno Fernandes had given possession away cheaply.
Fernandes put United forward once more within the 79th minute however the Pink Devils’ 10-game successful streak away from residence within the Premier League got here to an finish following Jamie Vardy’s equaliser with 5 minutes remaining.
Former Sporting CP captain Fernandes has been straight concerned in over half of United’s Premier League objectives since his debut (31 and 60), scoring 18 and helping an extra 13.
In the meantime, Edinson Cavani was among the many substitutes, having began and scored in United’s 2-0 EFL Cup quarter-final victory at Everton, earlier than coming off the bench to provide the help for Fernandes’ objective.
Not the outcome we needed in the long run. Time to kick on… pic.twitter.com/ZENonXZrHc
— Marcus Rashford MBE (@MarcusRashford) December 26, 2020
Cavani, 33, has 5 objective involvements in its place within the Premier League this season (three objectives and two assists), two greater than another participant, per Opta.
“Edinson has been away injured for some time. Enjoying the total sport., it was a bodily demanding sport for him on Wednesday evening towards Everton, so we selected having him on the bench,” Solskjaer added.
“He made an affect right away, nice move. It’ll simply need to be that manner for some time for him now that he will get used to the English soccer and the calls for of this season as effectively as a result of it very a lot stop-start, and video games each three days. So he made an awesome affect at this time and within the squad.”
United are fourth and 4 factors adrift of Premier League leaders and champions Liverpool by way of 14 video games.
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