Wrong again Mourinho! Solskjaer has Rashford message for ex-Man United boss
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes he can coach Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford to become a better finisher.
Rashford is regarded as one of the finest talents in world football and is tipped to become an absolute superstar for both United and England in the coming years, but in recent months he has looked nothing like the winderkid that burst onto the stage and set Old Trafford alight.
That is partly down to Jose Mourinho’s handing of the young man and his constant criticism of the players performances, which dampened Rashford’d confidence and ultimatley led to his lack of goals, with the Englishman struggling at times this season.
And earlier this month, just before he got the sack from United, Mourinho dismissed Rashford’s chances of improving in front of goal by claiming that the 21-year-old needed ‘natural qualities’ to succeed.
However, after making a great start to life as United manager with three wins from thre, Solskjaer, who scored 126 goals in 366 appearances for United as a player, believes hcan work with the young man and eventually turn him into a world class finisher.
‘I wasn’t born with it. I studied finishing, I studied goals, I studied movement,’ said Solskjaer.
‘I worked on my mentality because that’s key. ‘You will always miss chances but you can’t do anything about them once they’ve gone. It’s always about the next chance.
‘You have got to be one step ahead as a striker, to create that space you need. ‘Apart from the ball, when you’re a striker it is space that’s your best friend. You need space.
‘I worked with Cristiano, Wayne, Danny Welbeck, Tevez was here. That was a good start for me.
‘But my strength was putting the ball in the net and I am sure I can give these boys a little bit of detail into scoring goals. ‘But in terms of talent and physical attributes, the strikers here have got loads more than I had.’
Can Rashford be a world class finisher?
Under Mourinho Rashford was losing confidence and game time, with some rumours that he was going to leave if the special one stayed on, so noe he has gone he will be able to express himself under Solskjaer, and hopefully get back to his best.
Solskjaer was a prolific scorer for United and knows how to score goals, so hopefuuly his time at Old Trafford will help Rashford develop, as the talent is clearly there.