Manchester United open talks with Rashford over new deal

Florence Fletcher
February 7, 2019

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has explained exactly why he believes he is the ideal candidate to take Manchester United forward beyond this season in his biggest push yet for the Old Trafford job.

At some point, Mourinho deployed the playmaker in an unfamiliar position as he converted him to a centre-back. Florentin Pogba, who plays internationally for Guinea, joins a corps of center backs in Atlanta that also includes captain Michael Parkhurst, Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, Jeff Larentowicz and Miles Robinson.

The former Manchester United striker, who was tagged "super sub" during his active days as player, brought a fresh breath of air into Old Trafford.

The caretaker boss has given Paul Pogba a more free role and finally, there is this manager who is willing to build a team around the World Cup victor.

"We are very happy with him at the moment, but I'm not going to do comparisons", said Herrera, who has been a key figure in United's unbeaten run.

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"It'd be nice to see Ole Gunnar continue with this form and get a shot at the job on a permanent basis", Rooney, United's all time record scorer, told CNN World Sport in an interview. Martial gone, Pogba gone, Rashford on the bench, Lukaku, McTominay, Fellaini and Matic starting every single game, without fail, Ivan Perisic and Willian being unsuccessfully wedged into the team.

His recent assist in their 1-0 victory over Leicester on Sunday was his 5th since José Mourinho's departure.

Since breaking through to the first-team squad under Louis van Gaal, the Wythenshawe-born lad has a return of 42 goals in 153 appearances, and this week became the second youngest Man Utd star to reach 100 Premier League appearances.

He's scored nine Premier League goals this season, six of which have come under the Norwegian.

Rooney has previously admitted that United players were unhappy under Mourinho before Solskjaer took charge.

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