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Solskjaer: Rashford must have watched Ronaldo practice

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Solskjaer believes that Rashford must have watched Ronaldo practising free-kicks

Manchester United registered their fourth consecutive win under new caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the Red Devils edged past a resilient Newcastle United to claim three points on Wednesday night.

Marcus Rashford was once again at the centre of everything that United achieved on the day. The Englishman set up Romelu Lukaku’s opener in the second half after his free-kick was fumbled by Martin Dubravka.

Rashford then applied the finishing touches to a classic counter-attack to cap off a man-of-the-match performance, helping Solskjaer equal Matt Busby’s record of the best start to a managerial career at Old Trafford.

And Solskjaer spoke of Rashford in glowing terms after the 2-0 win away from home, saying that the youngster must have watched Cristiano Ronaldo practice free-kicks in training in his younger days.

“I can talk about loads of individuals but when you’re a striker like he is, scores such a great goal like today, calm, composed, just passes it past the goalkeeper,” he told a news conference.

“But then his free-kicks, that was, of course, the start against Cardiff and then he does it again, he’s got a great hit.

“He must have been watching Cristiano when he was practising.”

Rashford has been directly involved in 10 goals in his last nine games in all competitions for United, scoring five times and providing five assists.

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