Graeme Souness gives verdict on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Man United


Although the 2-1 win over Brighton and Hove Albion wasn't the most vintage performance United have put together since Solskjaer took over as caretaker manager, it was arguably the most professional.

Rooney left Old Trafford in 2017 as the club's greatest goalscorer, while Ronaldo has been crowned the world's best player five times and Solskjaer believes Rashford, who has scored in four-consecutive Premier League games, can reach the same level.

Nemanja Matic has his sights trained on the top four after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's record-breaking start turned the improbable into the possible for Manchester United.

The Old Trafford giants were in a tailspin when Jose Mourinho was sacked last month, with defeat at leaders Liverpool leaving them 19 points off the top and 11 behind the Champions League places.

The 45-year-old Norwegian praised Rashford after the match, suggesting that he might be the best striker in the Premier League after Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane has been ruled out with an injury.

"When you are playing at Manchester United you are good enough to know how to play the game and to know what you have to do on the pitch. I think Ole would get that".

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Solskjaer was happy with how his team played overall and with the spirit they displayed in seeing out the win.

Solskjaer has proved he has the temperament for the role, calmly describing Mourinho as a "fantastic manager" when asked about the pronouncements his predecessor has been making as a television pundit in Doha.

United will look to make it eight wins in a row when they visit Arsenal in the FA Cup on Friday night.

"We can be even more clinical", the captain said. "Being 2-0 up, we've got to be more ruthless to go and get the third, to go and get the fourth, to kill the game off, and then we can start keeping the ball more".

"Manchester United can score goals with the quality they have, and we perhaps made it easier for them with the goals we gave away". "Yes, we will have to react to it and get up the next morning".