Ole Gunnar Solskjaer explains the three secrets he’s passing on to Rashford & Martial


It looks like Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has turned Manchester United's season around after a strong start to his tenure as interim manager. 

He's taken charge of seven games so far and his side has won every single one of them. 

That unbeaten run includes an impressive victory against Tottenham at Wembley, as well as wins against Newcastle, Bournemouth and Brighton. 

Most of United's resurgence, of course, is down to the players on the pitch. 

Under Solskjaer the squad have really stepped up, after previously struggling under Jose Mourinho. 

In seven games they've scored an impressive 19 goals and have seemingly returned to the club's great philosophy of fast, attacking football - one Mourinho was criticised for trying to change.    


And with Solskjaer in charge there's few better to help United do that, considering his record as a striker during his time as a player at Old Trafford. 

The baby-faced assassin played 10 seasons in Manchester and during that time he netted 126 times.

Solskjaer also earned himself the reputation of a 'super-sub', often coming off the bench to score important goals. Bayern Munich in 1999, anyone? 

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So, it's fair to say he knows a lot about goalscoring - and ahead of United's crunch FA Cup tie against Arsenal on Friday, he revealled that he's been passing on some of his wisdom. 


While sitting down with the BBC earlier this week, Solskjaer was asked to outline three key elements of goalscoring. 

"It’s not easy to put just three," he replied. 

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"I think first of all, from my experience, you need to know what you’re going to do. That was my biggest thing, I studied finishing and I studied goals. 

"Then you have to be able to do it, and so that’s back on the field, practicing on the pitch. Then get into positions, learn the game again. And make a good decision - mentality is important." 


As well as being able to make the right decision, the United boss also explained that strikers need to be relaxed in order to take their chances. 

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"Do all your thinking on the training pitch. You’ve got to be relaxed," Solskjaer continued.

"You can’t be stressed, you can’t think 'Don’t miss'. You’ve got to think 'Ah thanks, finally there’s a chance'.

"If you think 'Don’t miss' - I’ve done that a couple of times - then you miss. So be confident, trust yourself." 


With Solskjaer in charge of the likes of Marcus Rashford, Romelu Lukaku and Anthony Martial, it's no surprise that they're scoring goals again. 

And if Rashford, in particular, continues his fine form, the young striker might soon get the same reputation that Solskjaer did during his time at Old Trafford. 

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