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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer greets Anthony Martial and praises rivalry with goals with Marcus Rashford

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford’s goal rivalry bring out the best of the Manchester United duo

  • Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial have great seasons at Man United
  • The duo have each scored 21 goals so far in all competitions for the Red Devils

Anthony Martial’s rivalry with Marcus Rashford brings out the best of both Manchester United strikers, says manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Martial and Rashford reached 21 goals each season in Monday’s 2-2 draw against Southampton at Old Trafford, with the French helping to set up his teammate.

The two players are in friendly competition for who can score more times this season, with Mason Greenwood weighing another 16 goals.

Marcus Rashford (left) and Anthony Martial lead Manchester United's goal cards

Marcus Rashford (left) and Anthony Martial lead Manchester United’s goal cards

The Red Devils duo have scored 21 goals each season so far in all competitions

The Red Devils duo have scored 21 goals each season so far this season

The Red Devils duo have scored 21 goals each season so far this season

Together with co-attacker Mason Greenwood, the trio have 58 goals together for this campaign

Together with co-attacker Mason Greenwood, the trio have 58 goals together for this campaign

Together with co-attacker Mason Greenwood, the trio have 58 goals together for this campaign

Solskjaer said, “They are all team players and it is very positive. The way they search for each other. “Is it better or can I finish?”.

“It’s great if you’re a striker who scores goals on top of your game, fit and strong. Mason has come into the picture and has not looked back since the restart and it is fantastic to see them on training ground.

Determined to increase his team’s pace of work since taking over from Jose Mourinho, Solskjaer praised Martial for increasing his game after the former Monaco striker scored his 50th goal for United on Monday.

“He’s developing, improving and absolutely enjoying his football,” added the United boss. “He has performed it as an individual and more as a team player.

“Physically, I remember that our attackers were least active and statistics were flying around, but Anto is now working very hard for the team. He is a quality finisher. ‘

Solskjaer also paid tribute to Rashford after it was announced on Wednesday morning that the English international will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Manchester at the age of 22 for his campaign to feed underprivileged children.

“We are so proud of Marcus,” he added. “He’s a great person and a great person. He cares so much more about others than himself. Hopefully, he will keep his personality for the rest of his life and remain himself. ‘

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