In our 3-0 win over Sheffield United this week, Anthony Martial scored Manchester United’s first hattrick since Robin van Persie in 2013. Marcus Rashford set up two of the goals, with both players now on a total of 19 for the season in all competitions.
Speaking with the official site, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has talked about how impressed he has been with the forwards this season.
I think it’s important that you know that goals are going to come from different positions. We’ve also got midfielders who can score goals. I’d like to score a few more on set plays with the size in that team. But I’ve been delighted with Marcus and Anthony and Mason and all the others coming in. The centre-forward position which I used to play, it’s so important for them to get the confidence goals give you. I think all of them have done really well this season.
Questions have been asked of Martial playing in the no.9 position but Solskjaer has revealed the work that has been going on behind the scenes to improve his finishing.
I think we all have been working on patterns of play, positions of the strikers. Of course, I chip in once in a while with what I have done in those little situations. So we do. After training’s finished we do some extra finishing, and I think all of them have been focused on it. You’ve got to have that hunger to score a goal; it has to mean a lot for you to score a goal. I played with some of the most greedy strikers, and sometimes you have to be greedy as a striker!