English Premiership

Solskjaer gushes over 'top class' Rashford

Marcus Rashford (Getty)
Marcus Rashford (Getty)

Cape Town - Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer heaped praise on Marcus Rashford after he netted a brace in the 4-0 win over Norwich City.

Rashford is the third youngest player in United's history to reach 200 appearances and his double against the Canaries at Old Trafford on Saturday took his goal tally for the club to 64.

Solskjaer said: "What an achievement to get to 200 games at his age. I don't know how many he's scored but that's 19 this season.

"He's absolutely top class to work with, a great kid. He wants to learn, improve and he knows how to keep feet on the ground.

"Today he was carrying a few knocks but there was no chance he was going to say to me before the game he didn't want to play.

"He will become better but he has everything to become a top-class player: attitude, skill, physique.

"I'm delighted I have three centre-forwards scoring today."

United's other goals in a one-sided Premier League clash came from Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood. It was a strong response after their humbling by Manchester City in the Carabao Cup in midweek.

Rashford opened the scoring with a far-post volley from a Juan Mata cross and added the second from the penalty spot. Mata then crossed for Martial to head home before Greenwood came off the bench to complete the scoring.

- TEAMTalk