Andy Cole: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer influenced by Man United legend

Andy Cole: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer influenced by Man United legend

Andy Cole: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer influenced by Man United legend

United's next game is against Leicester on Sunday in the Premier League. Solskjaer's side has registered a +4-goal difference.

Leicester began brightly in the East Midlands with Wilfred Ndidi sending a glancing header off target, but United quickly began to assert themselves and Rashford somehow failed to score with a header from inside the six-yard box after meeting Luke Shaw's cross.

Martial scored 17 in all competitions during his first season at United but has failed to reach those heights since, while fellow forward Marcus Rashford's best return in a single season is 13.

England striker Rashford marked his 100th Premier League appearance with the only goal of the game at the King Power Stadium, collecting Pogba's clever lobbed throughball before drilling past Kasper Schmeichel.

Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes that Anthony Martial is a player with an exciting future and Old Trafford is in the ideal place for his development.

If the Red Devils continue in this rich vein of form, it will be near impossible for the club to justify not giving him the job on a permanent basis.

'Against a Schmeichel you would think you might want to try through his legs but it was a great finish and the kid is improving and improving, ' added Solksjaer, who famously played with the Leicester goalkeeper's dad, Peter.

"This contract is a reward for him and he now has a manager who believes in him and is playing him in different positions and making him do different things".

Solskjaer was announced as the shock interim replacement for Jose Mourinho in December following the Portuguese coach's sacking and he has made a remarkable impact.

Wednesday's 1-1 draw at Liverpool, meanwhile, was another example of Leicester's ability to perform against the biggest clubs in English football.

Ghezzal came on for Maddison moments later, the home fans unhappy that the midfielder had been taken off, and Ndidi blasted a wayward effort into the stands.

First, Chelsea's 5-0 win over Huddersfield saw them both move three points clear of the Gunners and building up a goal difference hurt by their defeat to Bournemouth.

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