Marcus Rashford scored Manchester United’s third goal in the 4-0 win over Real Sociedad last night.

It was a job well done but United could have had five or six – and Rashford could have had a hat-trick.

The England international missed two one-against-one chances in the first half before Bruno Fernandes opened the scoring.

Rashford has also missed presentable chances against Everton and West Ham recently, which meant Solskjaer was asked about the attacker’s finishing after the game.

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When asked about Rashford at the press conference which was streamed on United’s official app at 1:30, Solskjaer said: “He is getting better and better, closer and closer. He’s improving all the time.

“The chances he gets because of his athleticism and movement. He was strong to hold him off for the first one but the goalkeeper came close to him and that was a hardish one.

 

“The second one, the goalkeeper comes out and that’s another one we’re working on. We had loads of practise on that yesterday actually. He’s improving and, of course, I can see we are still working.

“He knows what we want him to improve on and the goal was a good example of composure and technical quality.”

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Rashford almost seems more comfortable taking on shots from distance than 1v1s at times – although his finish for the goal was clinical and cool.

Solskjaer has spoken plenty of times about the need for his strikers to be more clinical; taking the easy chances which transform forwards into hugely prolific goalscorers.

It’s clear Rashford still has some work to do on that score, but Solskjaer is guiding him on that and seems content with his progress.

Edinson Cavani is also a perfect role model to learn from when it comes to being deadly in front of goal, which should help Rashford start taking those easy chances sooner rather than later.

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