RASH­FORD: OLE’S THE RIGHT MAN FOR UNITED

YOU CAN FOR­GET POCH, RASH­FORD SAYS THERE’S NO-ONE BET­TER TO MAN­AGE UNITED THAN OLE

Manchester Evening News - - FRONT PAGE - By CHARLOTTE DUNCKER

MAR­CUS Rash­ford be­lieves there is no bet­ter per­son to man­age United than Ole Gun­nar Sol­sk­jaer.

The Nor­we­gian is ap­proach­ing his one-year an­niver­sary at the club af­ter being brought in as care­taker boss last De­cem­ber to re­place Jose Mour­inho.

Tot­ten­ham’s sack­ing of Mauri­cio Po­chet­tino on Tues­day in­evitably led to dis­cus­sions about where the Ar­gen­tine might end up next, with United mooted as a pos­si­bil­ity.

How­ever, there is lit­tle chance of him mov­ing to United any time soon as the Reds’ board re­mains com­mit­ted to Sol­sk­jaer and his long-term plan for the club.

And now Rash­ford has backed his man­ager.

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

The Reds travel to Sh­effield United on Sun­day as they tar­get another win to push them closer to the top four.

While se­cur­ing a re­turn to the Cham­pi­ons League next sea­son is im­por­tant to Rash­ford, that is not his only tar­get. He said: “If we got top four but didn’t get a tro­phy I wouldn’t come out of the sea­son happy. If we man­aged to get some tro­phies and get our­selves into the top four then it’s been a suc­cess­ful sea­son.

“For me it’s about putting mark­ers down for the fu­ture be­cause we know this pe­riod is not go­ing to change overnight and we know we’re not go­ing to get where we want to be overnight in terms of what he (Sol­sk­jaer) wants out of the play­ers. We have to bide our time and be pa­tient.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.