Solskjaer ‘growing increasingly irritated’ with Man Utd duo

Date published: Tuesday 3rd September 2019 9:51

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Manchester United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is becoming frustrated by Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford’s inability to score poacher’s efforts, according to a report.

The Red Devils have scored seven goals in the Premier League this term and Solskjaer has overseen a mixed start to the campaign with five points from their first four matches.

Four of their seven goals came in the 4-0 thrashing of Chelsea in their first match of the season before failing to turn their superiority into goals in their next three fixtures against Wolves, Crystal Palace and Southampton.

Romelu Lukaku was sold in the summer, while Alexis Sanchez has been allowed out on loan and now United are relying on Rashford, Martial and youngster Mason Greenwood for goals.

And The Athletic claims that Solskjaer ‘is growing increasingly irritated by the failures of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial to score “scruffy” goals, the kind he used to relish himself as a player.’

The report adds:

‘In training, Solskjaer is insisting his young forwards rehearse near-post darts and recreate game scenarios that allow him and Martial to score more poachers’ goals. As United pressed late on against 10 men, several crosses, mostly from James, flew across the six-yard box but United’s attacking players were caught on their heels.’

Rashford and Martial have scored nine Premier League goals between them from inside the six-yard box since August 2016.


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