Rash­ford firmly be­hind his boss

The Citizen (KZN) - - Sport - Manch­ester

– Manch­ester United striker Mar­cus Rash­ford has given his back­ing to man­ager Ole Gun­nar Sol­sk­jaer in the wake of Mauri­cio Po­chet­tino’s sack­ing by Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur.

Po­chet­tino was one of the lead­ing con­tenders for the United job when Jose Mour­inho was sacked in De­cem­ber but the club ap­pointed Sol­sk­jaer on an in­terim ba­sis in­stead, and named the Nor­we­gian per­ma­nent man­ager in March.

“Ole is a great guy and he has the club’s in­ter­ests at heart so there’s not a bet­ter per­son for the job in my opinion,” Rash­ford told Sky Sports.

Sol­sk­jaer came un­der scru­tiny af­ter United made their worst start to a league sea­son in 33 years, but ap­pear to have turned a corner in re­cent weeks with five wins in their last six games in all com­pe­ti­tions.

United are up to sev­enth in the Premier League af­ter beat­ing Brighton on Novem­ber 10, but are still 18 points adrift of lead­ers Liverpool. –

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