Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has challenged Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford to enhance, saying he’s open to additional strengthening his assault regardless of their spectacular goalscoring type this season. The Old Trafford giants are on track to have two gamers hit the 20-goal mark in the identical marketing campaign, in all competitions, since Dimitar Berbatov and Javier Hernandez in 2010/11. Martial’s first Manchester United hat-trick, towards Sheffield United final week, took him to degree with Rashford on 19 targets, whereas 18-year-old academy graduate Mason Greenwood has discovered the web 12 instances in a breakthrough season.
“I think all three that we have talked about have had a good development this season — but they can be so much better,” he stated forward of his facet’s Premier League match at Brighton on Tuesday.
“All three, I’m still waiting to see them blossom because there are parts of their game that they still need to improve on.”
Odion Ighalo arrived on mortgage in January to bolster United’s attacking choices and Solskjaer stated the strikers know his want for them to enhance comes with a have to “make decisions for the team and the club”.
“If you think you’ve got a divine right to be playing every game and doing so well that we’re not going to look for players to replace you, you’re in the wrong place,” he stated.
“I’ve been here for so many years myself as a striker and Teddy Sheringham comes in, Dwight Yorke comes in, Ruud van Nistelrooy comes in, Wayne Rooney comes in.
“We’ve at all times acquired to have a look at bettering. And if they do not enhance, nicely, we’d should look elsewhere to get higher as a result of we’ve got to be higher.
“We’re too far away from where we need to be and want to be.”
United, unbeaten in 14 video games in all competitions, are sixth within the Premier League desk, 5 factors behind fourth-placed Chelsea within the race for a Champions League spot.
Solskjaer dismissed the notion that United have a straightforward run-in, with matches towards a gaggle of relegation strugglers to come back.
“It’s the Premier League, with quality players and quality teams, so I would never ever say ‘this is an easy game’ in the Premier League,” he stated. “Absolutely no chance.”
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