MARCUS RASHFORD is encouraged by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first pre-season as Manchester United boss and thinks the Norwegian is bringing the United identity back.
The Red Devils are in Perth, Australia as part of their pre-season tour and Rashford, 21, can see signs of the old United identity creeping back in.
Citing changes in systems and tactics in recent years, the England international believes the uncertain times seen under Jose Mourinho, David Moyes and Louis Van Gaal could be behind them.
Speaking to MUTV about Solskajer’s impact on the squad, Rashford said: “The thing that’s gone up for me is the intensity and the level of training and I think we are starting to understand it a bit better.
‘CHOPPING AND CHANGING’
“This is Ole’s first pre-season and he can really stamp down what he wants us to do.
“So we have got to use the remainder of our time here – and in Singapore and China – to keep progressing.
“I feel like we can start to settle which is what we needed most.
“It’s been a lot of chopping and changing, different tactics, different systems.
“I think we can settle into what we are trying to do and really get that identity back.”
Rashford recently signed a new £300k-a-week deal at Old Trafford and seems to be taking on more responsibility as a result.
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