Rashford – Solskjaer boasts qualities that Mourinho didn’t

Marcus Rashford considers former boss Jose Mourinho a top manager but has stated that current boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has qualities that the former didn’t.

It can be recalled that Solskjaer replaced the Portuguese as United boss in December 2018. Upon his appointment, his impact was immediate in the early stages with a decent run before it started to wane as the Red Devils ended the campaign poorly.

The former Man United player is now in the process of rebuilding the side and Rashford has opined that he’ll be a success as he knows what it’s like to be a player and the demands that come with it at Old Trafford. The England international outlined the differences between Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in a chat with BBC Sport:

“He’s very different but that’s expected because he’s played.

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“Off the pitch, he understands the players a bit more.”

Rashford added on Mourinho: “I don’t think it was a problem for him because he’s obviously a top manager and he has his way of reading people but for me, when a manager has played they have lived the lifestyle and might be a bit more understanding.”

Meanwhile, Solskjaer saw his Man United side start like a house on fire with a 4 nil bashing of Chelsea at Old Trafford in their first game of the ongoing Premier League season but have not won since then with 5 points in 4 games.

Regardless, Rashford expressed the belief that long-term success can be achieved.

He added: “Everyone’s confident in the manager, for one, and we may not be doing what he’s telling us to perfection yet but the initial response to his tactics, his training has been phenomenal.

“For me, his plan, it’s not just a plan for just this season or just the next game, it’s a plan for years.”

Man United will welcome a high flying Leicester City to Old Trafford on Saturday on their return to Premier League action from the international break. This is another test of Solskjaer’s managerial credentials.

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