Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘hands Marcus Rashford 20-goal target this season’ after netting brace in emphatic Chelsea victory
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has set Marcus Rashford 20-goal target this season
- Rashford’s never scored more than 13 goals across all competitions in a season
- Manchester United manager has been working with the striker on his movement
- The 21-year-old scored a brace in the 4-0 victory over Chelsea on Sunday
The 21-year-old got his season off to a flying start by scoring a brace in the 4-0 win over Chelsea on Sunday and Solskjaer is keen for Rashford to find his feet consistently in front of goal.
Rashford has never scored more than 13 goals across all competitions in a season for United but Solskjaer believes he can achieve the 20-goal mark after handing him the target last week, according to The Sun.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer congratulates Marcus Rashford (L) after netting a brace against Chelsea
Rashford got his season off to a flying start as he broke the deadlock against Chelsea
RASHFORD’S SCORING RECORD FOR UNITED
Appearances: 18 Goals: 8
Appearances: 53 Goals: 11
Appearances: 52 Goals: 13
Appearances: 47 Goals: 13
*in all competitions
The Norwegian boss has reportedly been working with the England international on his movement in and around the box as he looks to rely on Rashford following the departure of Romelu Lukaku.
Rashford got his first goal of the season from the penalty spot after he was brought down inside the area during the first half on Sunday.
He calmly dispatched it to give United the lead but it was his second goal that will have pleased Solskjaer.
Following a delightful lofted through-ball from Paul Pogba, Rashford brought it down perfectly before slotting it past Kepa Arrizabalaga in the Chelsea goal to make it 3-0 to the Red Devils after the restart.
United went on to win the season-opener in emphatic fashion after Daniel James rounded off the scoring by netting an emotional fourth on his debut.
United now face a tough trip to Wolves next Monday.
Rashford has been handed the target of scoring 20 goals this season by Solskjaer
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