Published: Sun, January 20, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

United should go ‘all out’ for Pochettino, says Wayne Rooney

United should go ‘all out’ for Pochettino, says Wayne Rooney

"Harry Kane is injured so maybe that gives him a better chance to be the best one at the moment".

"No one beats him on work rate, nobody beats him on attitude and at the moment he is very confident in..." He finishes, he tries to shoot, he doesn't think twice about it. "I think it wasn't nice watching Manchester United over the past year and knowing the players weren't happy, they weren't enjoying it and I think all he's done is say 'go and play, go and express yourselves, and enjoy it'".

With Burnley, Leicester and Fulham being Solskjaer's next three games in charge, it is not inconceivable that United win their first ten games in charge under the baby-faced assassin. "The only thing the manager told us was that we could improve the situation ourselves", he added. "Defensively, we need to find our shape better". As the weeks have gone on you've seen more of his imprint on the team in terms of the attacking play and the runs forward.

"We were under the cosh, we were winning 2-1, so keep it away from the opposition, let them run".

"If you look back a month ago it was not even on the table really so to turn it around in such a short space of time, with the games we have coming up, top four is definitely the target".

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The Rossoneri were left to rue that missed opportunity as Ronaldo broke the deadlock in the 61st minute. Higuain , who had come on for the final 20 minutes, had to be dragged away by his former teammates.

The Brighton midfielder said: "There were two decisions in the first half where we didn't defend well enough, but we showed great character in the second half".

A 2-1 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion at Old Trafford ensured United have now claimed a maximum 18 points since Solskjaer arrived as interim manager, which has revived the club's hopes of claiming a top four place and with it entry into next season's Uefa Champions League. "There's no one scoring as many goals as him in training".

"We needed a bit more quality in the final third and in general".

"It's about taking the chances when you get them, and to be fair, Rom has scored three already and Marcus has scored three".

And when he was asked if he thought Rashford was now the best centre-forward in the division, Solskjaer said: "You can argue for many strikers but I'm glad he's in my team".

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