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Solskjaer sees a similarity in Rashford and Manchester United legend Ronaldo 

It hasn’t passed through anyone that Mourinho’s time in Manchester United is over and the Norwegian “Super Sub” have taken the command over the ship.

At St James’ Park, Marcus Rashford celebrates scoring United’s second goal. REUTERS/Scott Heppell

Solskjaer has maybe had some easy fixtures in his start as the head coach of Manchester United, but that doesn’t matter when the three-pointers are getting stacked up.

Many say that Paul Pogba is the player that has gotten the most of Mourinho’s exit, but the new gaffer has also given Marcus Rashford more minutes on the pitch. The newfound trust in the England International has provided Manchester United with three goals in four games. During Mourinho’s time, Lukaku started more games instead of the 21-year-old academy player. The Belgian hasn’t really impressed the United supporters with his performances this season. That may also change now since Lukaku opened the scoring against Newcastle in GW21.

It’s not only the contribution on top with his dangerous pace that Solskjaer praises, but it is also Rashfords free-kick technique that reminds him of a certain Cristiano Ronaldo.

This is what Solskjaer told the press after the win against Newcastle that leaves United just three points up to Arsenal:

“I can talk about loads of individuals but when you’re a striker like he is, scores such a great goal like today, calm, composed, just passes it past the goalkeeper.”

“But then his free-kicks, that was, of course, the start against Cardiff and then he does it again, he’s got a great hit. “He must have been watching Cristiano when he was practicing”, according to The Independent.

When it comes to the Norwegian, who has signed a contract throughout to the end of the season, he is pretty clear that he doesn’t want to leave the club.

“Of course I won’t, I don’t want to,” he said. “It’s such a great bunch of players, a fantastic atmosphere, but it’s the next game, it’s the next game, it’s the next game and I’m doing my job as long as I’m here.”