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Marcus Rashford Is "Unhappy" With Solskjaer's Comments To "Prioritise His Football"

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Marcus Rashford Is "Unhappy" With Solskjaer's Comments To "Prioritise His Football"

Marcus Rashford is thought to have taken offence to recent comments made by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer about "prioritising football".

In a recent press conference, the Manchester United manager spoke of Rashford's work away from the game, which has included trying to provide thousands of impoverished children with free school meals.

The Norwegian spoke highly of his player's conscientiousness, but alongside that was a rather pointed remark about staying focused on football itself.

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However, his words of encouragement appear to have backfired, as reports suggest that the 23-year-old didn't appreciate the feedback.

According to Atheltic reporter David Ornstein, the player felt as if he didn't need to be reminded of his obligations to football, or indeed his club.


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"Sources close to Rashford are unhappy that Solskjær felt the need to mention his priorities, because regardless of the intent it was interpreted by many as a reminder that the attacker's focus must be on his day job," Ornstein claimed on Twitter.

The rift between player and manager comes at a testing time for United, who were on the end of a devastating late defeat last weekend.

At Leicester City's King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon, Manchester United had managed to level the scoreline at 2-2 with just 10 minutes left - thanks, rather fittingly, to a goal from Rashford.

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Seconds later, however, United conceded straight from the kickoff, which was compounded by an injury-time Patson Daka strike handed the away side a 4-2 loss.

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Image Credit: PA

With Solskjaer under immense pressure from the media and fans alike, the last thing the 48-year-old now needs is the dressing room to turn against him.

Rashford, meanwhile, managed to score on what was his return to first-team action following shoulder surgery in the summer.

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Coming on as a late sub for United, he made an instant impact, although the wider impact of Solskjaer's comments on the forward could destabilise the club further moving forwards.

Topics: Manchester United, Premier League, Marcus Rashford, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Tom Fenton
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