Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer criticized Marcus Rashford at Brighton
United fought off a spirited Seagulls side and won their first Premier League game of the season. Bruno Fernandes was once again the man of the moment as he scored from the spot with the last kick of the game.
Brighton were the better team on the night and caused us endless problems. Had it not been for the goalframe, they might even have defeated us.
Going into half time, Solskajer will be forgiven for thinking that his players will need to step up a gear to win the match.
One of the players in the firing line was Rashford. The United star has been subject to much criticism from fans in recent months.
Solskjaer also berated the forward from the ranks after he saw Rashford evade a challenge.
“I had a little bit of a go at him halfway through the first-half for a tackle he evaded, but I think his reaction, his sharpness is getting better, he’s more direct.”
The manager’s words had the desired impact as Rashford put United ahead in the second half with a driving run. He made a mockery of the Brighton defence, flooring Ben White en route to a thumping finish.
It wasn’t just Rashford second goal of the week but also the 10,000th in United’s history. Hopefully, he continues his golden streak with the season still in the early stages.
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Solskjaer believes Rashford is getting back to his best. Apart from his solo effort, he also had a strike ruled out for offside.
United will return to Brighton on Wednesday to face the Seagulls once again in the Carabao Cup.