Manchester United's Rashford, Martial have no 'divine right' to start - Solskjaer

Tanya Simon
June 30, 2020

"We've had lots of games at Wembley against them and, of course, we've had quite a few cup games against them in the last couple of seasons as well", Solskjaer told MUTV, ahead of Tuesday's Premier League clash at Brighton & Hove Albion.

Solskjaer said he showed faith in his young strikers after allowing Romelu Lukaku to join Inter Milan in August.

"Sometimes that's not easy when you play for Manchester United but he knows that we trust him and I think he knows that we want him to keep developing".

But according to Dwight Yorke, his former side could take two or three more years before they are finally ready to compete for the domestic title.

"I'm looking forward to him getting more minutes and he'll definitely score a goal soon".

"For us, as a group, it was time to allow our forwards to feel that confidence and feel that nearly demand of playing and being demanded that you play every game, two, three, four games, five, six, seven games on the bounce and perform". That's how you get to another level.

Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial have improved this season
Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial have improved this season

Gomes was part of England's Under-17 World Cup triumph in 2017 and 11 days ago Solskjaer was still hopeful that a deal was "not too far away".

Odion Ighalo arrived on loan in January to bolster United's attacking options and Solskjaer said the strikers know his desire for them to improve comes with a need to "make decisions for the team and the club". I'm still waiting to see them blossom because there are parts of their game they need to improve on.

"We just have to focus on one game at a time, win this one so we can go into the next one feeling more confident".

The 22-year-old, who has yet to add to his 19-goal haul since play resumed, looks set to start when United return to Premier League action at Brighton tonight, having required extra-time to overcome Norwich 2-1 in Saturday's FA Cup quarter-final. 'You've got Leicester, Chelsea, us, you've got Wolves doing really well.

'We've always got to look at improving, and if they don't improve, we might have to look somewhere else to get better because we have to be better.

"Of course, we all want the fans in the stadiums but at least now you can sit back and watch some exciting and important games". Let us know in the comments section below.

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