Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. (Reuters Photo)
LONDON: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has challenged Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford to improve, 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, in opposition to Sheffield United final week, took him stage with Rashford on 19 objectives, whereas 18-year-old academy graduate Mason Greenwood has discovered the online 12 occasions 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’s 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 need for them to improve comes with a necessity 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 right here for therefore a few years myself as a striker and Teddy Sheringham is available in, Dwight Yorke is available in, Ruud van Nistelrooy is available in, Wayne Rooney is available in.
“We’ve at all times bought to take a look at enhancing. And if they do not improve, effectively, we would have to look some place else to get higher as a result of we’ve 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 simple run-in, with matches in opposition to a bunch of relegation strugglers to come.
“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.”