Solskjaer praises Rashford's excellent finish in Brighton win

Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez

Marcus Rashford could be considered the Premier League's best striker while Harry Kane is out injured, according to Manchester United's interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Solskjaer - who suggested that match-winner Marcus Rashford is a challenger for the title of best current Premier League striker - said the top four was a genuine target for United, though third is surely still a firm aspiration.

Manchester United's caretaker has drawn level with Carlo Ancelotti and Pep Guardiola after the win over Brighton and Hove Albion took the ideal Premier League run under him to six; seven in all competitions.

The Red Devils have been in breathtaking form and have won all 6 of their games that Solskjaer has overseen. It is great working with him. He has now calmed down in front of goal and he's assured and is practising all the time. "He had missed some chances and I said "no problem, you'll be alright, just settle down a little bit".

"The gaffer used to challenge us at times with, 'Why can't you win 10 games on the bounce?'" Solskjaer added. At the start of the second half we could have finished the game with great chances.

They face Arsenal in the FA Cup fourth round on Friday (19:55 GMT), live on BBC One, before returning to league action against Burnley on 29 January.




However, he is keen for his team not to rest on their laurels as he cited how Alex Ferguson would always push his United sides.

"As long as you take one game at a time and prepare well we should go into any game as winnable one, we have had some tough years at the club".

"If this momentum keeps going and the train keeps rolling we will get loads of points on the board and hopefully it will take us up the table".

The Seagulls boss added: "But as with any team that want to press high with the energy that they do, there are areas to exploit".

"We should have maybe played the game out better than we did as the last 15 minutes we were under it", he said.

"At the moment I don't think we'll be bringing anybody in, you can never say no in case something happens between now and the window, but with regards to what I think we need at the moment, no I don't think that will be the case".

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