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Manchester United supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial they should proceed bettering to maintain their locations at Outdated Trafford.
Rashford and Martial have each scored 19 instances this season — the perfect particular person tallies of their careers — however Solskjaer insists their kind won’t cease United, linked with summer time strikes for Jadon Sancho and Jack Grealish, scouring the world for the perfect forwards.
“You want competitors for locations at Man United,” Solskjaer informed a information convention by way of Zoom on Monday. “Should you suppose you’ve got acquired a divine proper to be taking part in each recreation and are doing so properly that we’re not going to search for gamers to interchange you, you are within the mistaken place.
“I have been right here myself for therefore a few years as a striker and Teddy Sheringham is available in, Dwight Yorke is available in, Ruud van Nistelrooy is available in, Wayne Rooney is available in.
“We have all the time acquired to take a look at bettering, and if they do not enhance, we would must look someplace else to get higher as a result of we have now to be higher. We’re too far-off from the place we should be and need to be.”
Solskjaer’s determination to sell Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan last summer and put his religion in Rashford and Martial was questioned by some supporters, however the pair have repaid the Norwegian and will guarantee two forwards cross 20 targets in all competitions in the identical season for the primary time since Dimitar Berbatov and Javier Hernandez achieved the feat in 2010-11.
“Romelu is an excellent goalscorer, he’ll rating targets in any workforce that he performs in,” stated Solskjaer. “It was time now for him to maneuver on and pursue different goals.
“For us as a gaggle it was time to permit our forwards to really feel that confidence and really feel that demand of taking part in and being demanded to play each recreation, two, three, 4 video games, 5, six, seven video games on the bounce and carry out.”
Rashford and Martial are set to return to the beginning XI for the journey to Brighton on Tuesday after they have been named on the bench for the FA Cup quarterfinal victory over Norwich on Saturday.
The sport on the Amex Stadium marks the beginning of what needs to be a form run-in for United with 5 of their seven remaining video games towards groups within the backside eight, however Solskjaer has warned his workforce towards complacency with a spot within the prime 4 up for grabs.
“We have now a great deal of video games towards groups who’ve tons to play for which is after all not a straightforward run-in,” stated the United boss.
“Complacency, that kicks you someplace you do not need to get kicked in soccer, and any recreation is a tough one and we’re taking part in towards groups…Brighton, we have misplaced the final two after we’ve gone down there.
“We have Bournemouth, who we have misplaced to. We have Aston Villa, who we drew with at dwelling. We have Palace, who we misplaced to at dwelling. We have West Ham that we have misplaced to. We have Leicester, which is an excellent workforce. Each recreation is one we have now some extent to show in.”