Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has detailed some of the individual training sessions he has conducted with Marcus Rashford.
Rashford’s in fine form this season, having scored 17 and created another 11 in just 38 games in all competitions.
But in the Premier League, he has only managed eight and at times, has been guilty of passing up clear-cut opportunities.
The 23-year-old scored one of United’s goals in the 4-0 win over Real Sociedad in the Europa League, but also missed a good chance to score a second.
And Solskjaer, who scored 126 times for the Red Devils during his playing days, has admitted that the two have done ‘loads’ of work to brush up on some aspects of his finishing.
“He is getting better and better and closer and closer… he’s improving all the time,” Solskjaer said after Sociedad.
“The chances he gets he gets because of his athleticism and his movement and he was strong to hold him off the first one, the goalkeeper came close to him so that was a hard-ish one.
“The second one the keeper comes out, that’s another one we’re working on. We had loads of practice on that the day before actually.
“But he’s improving and I can see that. We’re still working and he knows what we want him to improve on but the goal he scored was a very, very good example of composure and technical quality.”
Rashford has played in every league game this season, one of just three players to do and has put that down to the work on the training ground that has made him a more complete forward.
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“Throughout my academy days, I always tried to train myself to play in all three of those positions up front, just to give myself a better chance of getting into the first team,” Rashford said at the start of the month.
“If you have a player who can play in more than one position, then you’re more likely to be involved. It’s something I always dreamed of doing and now the manager is giving me an opportunity to do that.
“I still think I can improve and do better but I’m pleased that I’ve managed to influence games in different positions and help the team win games.”
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