Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expects Marcus Rashford to be back in the Manchester United goals soon. England forward Rashford has 22 goals for this season’s club and country, although he still has to find the net since his coronavirus hiatus resumed top-flight soccer.
Returning to Premier League action at Tottenham was Rashford’s first appearance since suffering his back from a double stress fracture.
While the 22-year-old provided a pair of assists for Anthony Martial in last week’s 3-0 victory over Sheffield United, he also spurned a couple of glorious opportunities to get on the scoresheet.
Following that match, Solskjaer urged his team to be more clinical as a collective, but he has no individual concerns about Rashford.
The United boss said ahead of the trip to Brighton and Hove Albion on Tuesday: “Marcus has been out for a while, of course, but I think he looked good, he came on and looked sharply at Norwich. He missed one or two chances against Sheffield United, but the goals he created are what we focus on, and he’s on his way to his best season ever. I ‘m looking forward to seeing him get more minutes, and he’ll score a goal soon.”
After the hour, Rashford emerged as a substitute as Norwich City took United to extra time at Carrow Road’s Saturday’s FA Cup quarter-final, with Captain Harry Maguire being a more unlikely matchwinner in the 118th minute.
A semi-final encounter with United the form team in England awaits Chelsea – their unbeaten run stretching back 14 games to reverse on Burnley at Old Trafford in mid-January.
“The players are working hard and want to do as well as they can and we are trying to implement our ideas for me as a team,” Solskjaer said. “Talk about 14 games, we should think about the next game-go to the next game realizing that you’ve won the previous game.
United are squarely in the hunt for a top-four finish and Brighton ‘s win will push them up on points with Wolves in fifth and two four-placed Chelsea shy – though more than Frank Lampard’s Blues played a game.