Rashford insists Man United have ‘taken great steps forward’ under Solskjaer

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Marcus Rashford has insisted that Manchester United have made great strides under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the Red Devils currently second in the table.

While Manchester United‘s title bid has essentially ended no sooner than it began, this season does represent something of a step forward for the club after years of frustration, following the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013.

In that seven-and-a-half-year spell, the club have rarely been in a better position than they are now, even if there still remains a long way to go before they can really challenge for the Premier League title.

The last campaign saw Solskjaer guide the club to a third-placed finish in the league and reach three cup semi-finals, in what was his first full season at the helm.

Now into his second full term, the Norwegian will be looking to guide the club to its first piece of silverware since 2017, with United currently still competing in both the Europa League and the FA Cup.

Although the doubters remain regarding his managerial credentials, the pressure has lifted somewhat in recent months, after there had been calls for his head in the early weeks of the season.

According to Marcus Rashford, there has been vast improvements since the United boss first walked in the door, although he admitted that they still want to become even better.

“I think we’ve definitely progressed, if we look back to the team when Ole first took over as manager and how we were performing,” Rashford told manunited.com.

“Even when we were winning games back then, it probably wasn’t the way that we’d all wanted to win the game.

“We’ve taken great steps forward, but the message remains the same. We’ve still got many more steps to take in the right direction.

“Everyone is concentrating on that and, ultimately, we want to start winning big trophies and winning big games, more than what we’ve done.”