Extra training for Rashford, Martial as Solskjaer looks to end major gripe

Date published: Tuesday 3rd September 2019 9:47

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is so frustrated by Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford’s inability to score scruffy goals that he has had them in for extra coaching, claims a report.

United were held to a disappointing 1-1 draw at Southampton over the weekend after Solskjaer’s side were punished for not making their chances count – and the Norwegian feels a ‘lack of killer instinct’ in front of goal is largely to blame.

And according to The Athletic, Solskjaer feels his leading attackers, Martial and Rashford, need additional training to help them score the kind of scrappy goals that their manager made a large part of his career.

Rashford failed to get on the scoresheet down at St Mary’s, while Martial sat out the game through injury as United dropped points for the third successive match.

But Solskjaer wants to see his main men score more goals, and especially the scrappy ones, and has them in for additional training drills, which are focused on poaching goals.

And the manager will be looking for an immediate improvement when they face Leicester at Old Trafford after the international break.

Much of United’s goalscoring burden now lies on the duo, especially following the departure of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez this summer; the latter of whom insists he does not regret his move to Old Trafford.

Sanchez scored just five goals in 45 matches for the Red Devils, earning a massive £500,000 per week in wages.

 

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