Cruise control is one phrase one would use to refer to this new high octane Manchester United. They’ve won seven out of seven games now and that makes the current boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the only United manager to win all first seven games.
The game ended 2-1 and the scoreline would have definitely been different had the match gone on for a little bit more. United were hanging on by the end but this was another centre-forward’s performance to savour from Rashford. Still only 21, he marked his 150th appearance for the club with a sublime goal after Paul Pogba’s penalty got United up and running, and Solskjaer is not sure there is a better striker in the top flight at the moment.
“I’m glad he is in my team,” Solskjaer said. “Harry Kane is injured so maybe that gives Marcus a chance of being the best [striker] at the moment. No one beats him on work rate, no one beats him on attitude and at the moment he’s very confident in front of goal. He doesn’t need to think twice about it. He’s playing the best football of his career.
“The players have to be proud of the form and momentum they’re building. Maybe in 10, 15, 20 years I will look back on this but I’ve never bothered about records. But to be part of a team that is winning so much feels great and for the confidence that is building. I think the team spirit kept us away from losing points.”
Solskjaer humility will certainly take him places but the way United are playing , these boys can finally dream.