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Solskjaer has warned Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial to improve or risk being replaced

france24: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has challenged Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford to improve, saying he is open to further strengthening his attack despite their impressive goalscoring form this season.

The Old Trafford giants are on course to have two players hit the 20-goal mark in the same campaign, in all competitions, since Dimitar Berbatov and Javier Hernandez in 2010/11.

Martial’s first Manchester United hat-trick, against Sheffield United last week, took him level with Rashford on 19 goals, while 18-year-old academy graduate Mason Greenwood has found the net 12 times 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 said ahead of his side’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 loan in January to bolster United’s attacking options and Solskjaer said the strikers know his desire for them to improve comes with a need 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 said.

“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 always got to look at improving. And if they don’t improve, well, we might have to look somewhere else to get better because we have to be better.

“We’re too far away from where we need to be and want to be.”

United, unbeaten in 14 games in all competitions, are sixth in the Premier League table, five points behind fourth-placed Chelsea in the race for a Champions League spot.

Solskjaer dismissed the notion that United have an easy run-in, with matches against a group 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 said. “Absolutely no chance.”

Source: Published by france24

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Balogun Toba
Balogun Toba
3 days ago

Solskjaer is right, Rashford and Martial have to improve or risk being replaced

Babatunde Imole
Babatunde Imole
3 days ago

It will be competitive

GODWIN BUDUZHI
GODWIN BUDUZHI
3 days ago

Sure

ossai kingsley Collins
ossai kingsley Collins
3 days ago

it will be competitive next season

Okpala Izunna Emmanuel
Okpala Izunna Emmanuel
3 days ago

Ole solksjaer is right

Yousuph Oguntade
Yousuph Oguntade
3 days ago

Nice update

Ezema paul
Ezema paul
3 days ago

Good

Adubi oluwafemi samuel
Adubi oluwafemi samuel
3 days ago

Nice one coach

Ayodele Joshua Oluwaseyi
Ayodele Joshua Oluwaseyi
3 days ago

Nice challenging words from Solsjaer

Obiezu Emmanuel Onyedikachi
Obiezu Emmanuel Onyedikachi
3 days ago

Man united will be more competitive next season

Amiwero Davidson
Amiwero Davidson
3 days ago

They have to improve

Faith Osaghae
Faith Osaghae
3 days ago

Yea, no one is irreplaceable

Chiemerie nnam
Chiemerie nnam
3 days ago

Wow, nice one

reuben amicable
reuben amicable
3 days ago

Solsjaer is right

Nnamdi Nwabueze
Nnamdi Nwabueze
3 days ago

solskjaer is very right

Ekerette Effiong Isonguyo
Ekerette Effiong Isonguyo
3 days ago

Great deal

Omenogor Lucky
Omenogor Lucky
3 days ago

That’s really great from Ole

Edidiong Udofa
Edidiong Udofa
3 days ago

they really need to

Simon Richard
Simon Richard
3 days ago

Lets pray dey improve

Chiemela chidiebube faith
Chiemela chidiebube faith
3 days ago

They needs to improve

Gabriel Eluare.
Gabriel Eluare.
3 days ago

Rashford n martial really need to improve

Anyaechem Benedict
Anyaechem Benedict
3 days ago

RashFord has not been in good form, but martial has been,

Lawal Oladimeji
Lawal Oladimeji
3 days ago

Sure

Christopher Ege
Christopher Ege
3 days ago

Ole is right

Felix Okorie
Felix Okorie
3 days ago

Is good to be competitive

EZINWA Sonia JOHN
EZINWA Sonia JOHN
3 days ago

It will be good

Ndumnwere Chima
Ndumnwere Chima
3 days ago

That is sure.

Attach Oliver Ifeanyi
Attach Oliver Ifeanyi
3 days ago

There is always room for improvement

Andemah jairus
Andemah jairus
3 days ago

That’s a good advice

Owojuyigbe Folakemi
Owojuyigbe Folakemi
3 days ago

It’s going to be competitive next season

odudu eseoghene
odudu eseoghene
3 days ago

improvement will team

odudu eseoghene
odudu eseoghene
3 days ago

the team

Olaleye Hassan olalekan
Olaleye Hassan olalekan
3 days ago

They just need to do more better

Victory Omunakwe
Victory Omunakwe
3 days ago

Nice

Ogunleye Oladele Samuel
Ogunleye Oladele Samuel
2 days ago

Next season willnbe competitive

Aderibigbe Latifat Adeyinka
Aderibigbe Latifat Adeyinka
2 days ago

Nice one coach

Ogunleye Gideon Ayomide
Ogunleye Gideon Ayomide
2 days ago

It will be competitive

Aderibigbe Latifat Adeyinka
Aderibigbe Latifat Adeyinka
1 day ago

It will be competitive

Aderibigbe Latifat Adeyinka
Aderibigbe Latifat Adeyinka
21 hours ago

Ole is right