Marcus Rashford has been handed Manchester United’s ‘Player of the Month’ award for January following a scintillating month under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The youngster has propelled himself to the position of first choice No.9 with a series of delightful displays since Solskjaer arrived.
He has registered four goals in five starts, including winners in consecutive away games against Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur, and Leicester City.
Rashford was duly handed the ‘Player of the Month’ award following what has been a truly sensational return to form since Jose Mourinho left.
— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) February 7, 2019
The calming and edifying presence of Solskjaer has worked wonders for a kid who, under Mourinho, looked petrified in the box a lot of the time, clearly conscious of the retribution in store for him from his former manager.
United’s caretaker manager has gone down a different route, and tried this weird thing called coaching. And, my god, how it has worked with Rashford, whose goals against Newcastle and Tottenham especially mirrored the kind of goal Solskjaer used to delight in scoring.
There is a finesse, a sense of control, to Rashford’s game all of a sudden. Combine that with his raw aggression and you get something quite special indeed.