'He's very different  to Jose, but that's expected because he's actually played the game': Manchester United's Marcus Rashford praises Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for his approach with the players compared to previous manager Mourinho

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  • Marcus Rashford believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer deserves time at Man United
  • The Red Devils have picked up just five points from their first four matches
  • Rashford spoke about the difference between the current boss and Mourinho
  • The striker says Solskjaer’s playing days means he has more understanding   

Marcus Rashford (right) was speaking to BBC Sport's Gary Lineker about the two managers

Marcus Rashford (right) was speaking to BBC Sport’s Gary Lineker about the two managers 

Rashford believes that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's experience playing stands him in good stead

Rashford believes that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s experience playing stands him in good stead

Jose Mourinho was sacked in December 2018 and is still without a position in management

Jose Mourinho was sacked in December 2018 and is still without a position in management 

Solskjaer has received the backing of Rashford long-term to be a success at Old Trafford

Solskjaer has received the backing of Rashford long-term to be a success at Old Trafford

Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford has backed manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, praising the current boss for his understanding of the players.

Solskjaer’s side have had an underwhelming start to the season, with their only win in four games coming against Chelsea on the opening day. 

Draws to Wolves and Southampton and a home defeat to Crystal Palace have followed, but Rashford has backed the 1999 treble winner to be successful in charge at Old Trafford.

Speaking to Gary Lineker for BBC Sport, Rashford spoke about the differences in style between Solskjaer and his predecessor Jose Mourinho. 

‘He’s [Solskjaer] very different but that’s expected because he’s played,’ said Rashford. 

‘Off the pitch, he understands the players a bit more.’

On Mourinho, Rashford stated: ‘I don’t think it was a problem for him because he’s obviously a top manager and he has his way of reading people but for me, when a manager has played they have lived the lifestyle and might be a bit more understanding.’

Despite their poor start this season, the 21-year-old has backed Solskjaer, referring to the fact he has a plan in place for years to come. 

‘Everyone’s confident in the manager, for one, and we may not be doing what he’s telling us to perfection yet but the initial response to his tactics, his training has been phenomenal.

‘For me, his plan, it’s not just a plan for just this season or just the next game, it’s a plan for years.

‘I think he needs to be backed in the position that we’re in now. We don’t need this rotation of managers because you never settle.’

After a two-week international break, United are back in action on Saturday with a tricky game against third-place Leicester City at Old Trafford. 



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