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Sport Solskjaer challenges Man United strike trio to improve

07:06  30 june  2020
07:06  30 june  2020 Source:   reuters.com

Solskjaer: More difficult now for Man Utd to win titles

  Solskjaer: More difficult now for Man Utd to win titles Manchester United have not won the Premier League since 2013 and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stressed the difficulties of the task ahead.Solskjaer and United – fifth in the standings this season – watched bitter rivals Liverpool end their 30-year wait for an English league crown on Thursday.

“You need competition for places at Man United . If you think you’ve got a divine right to be playing Solskjaer believes Rashford, Martial and Greenwood have only scraped the surface of their I’m still waiting to see them blossom because there are parts of their game that they still need to improve on.”

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed the club's forwards have been doing extra finishing training as they enter a crucial part of Anthony Martial became the first United player since Robin van Persie in 2013 to score a league hat-trick for the Reds with a trio of strikes against

Andrew Butchart, Frederico Rodrigues Santos are posing for a picture: Premier League - Manchester United v Newcastle United © Reuters/PHIL NOBLE Premier League - Manchester United v Newcastle United

(Reuters) - Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says there has been improvement from young attacking trio Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood this season but he could bring in another forward to boost competition for places.

Rashford and Martial have contributed 19 goals each in all competitions while Greenwood has scored 12 but Solskjaer said the trio still have to earn their spot.

"You need competition for places at United. If you think you've got a divine right to be playing every game and are doing so well that we're not going to look for players to replace you, you're in the wrong place," Solskjaer told reporters.

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  Solskjaer: Harder for Man Utd to win titles than it was in Sir Alex Ferguson's time The Red Devils have not won the Premier League title since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013 and remain well off the paceSolskjaer and United – fifth in the standings this season – watched bitter rivals Liverpool end their 30-year wait for an English league crown on Thursday.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sets Man Utd stars unbeaten challenge as Premier League run-in begins. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has challenged his Manchester United players to keep their unbeaten run going “We’ve always got to look at improving , and if they don’t improve , we might have to look somewhere

Solskjaer spoke to reporters earlier this morning to answer their questions on the FA Cup semi-final draw, contract negotiations with Angel Gomes and the form of Marcus Rashford, as well as the big game against Brighton. Read this full transcript of the manager’s press conference…

"We've always got to look at improving, and if they don't... we might have to look somewhere else to get better because we have to be better."

Solskjaer said he showed faith in his young strikers after allowing Romelu Lukaku to join Inter Milan in August.

"It was time to allow our forwards to feel that confidence and feel that demand of playing and being demanded to play every game," Solskjaer added.

"In the end that's how you get to another level, a different level ... all three (Martial, Rashford and Greenwood) have had a good development this season but they can be so much better."

United, who are sixth in the Premier League with 49 points, visit Brighton & Hove Albion later on Tuesday.

(Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford)

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