Solskjaer makes big decision, tells striker he’s now first-choice: report

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer certainly hasn’t been afraid to make big team news decisions since his arrival, chopping and changing his starting line-up for pretty much every game so far.

Now, according to the Daily Star, Solskjaer could have just made his biggest move yet, by telling Marcus Rashford that he is now the first-choice striker ahead of Romelu Lukaku.

Apparently, the Baby Faced Assassin held a meeting with the Mancunian to tell him the news, which is obviously a blow to Lukaku, who had always been the main striker.

However, it looks as though the two games he took off for personal reasons over Christmas could have cost him the starting job for the foreseeable future at the very least.

Under Jose Mourinho, Rashford largely had to settle for minutes out on the wing, and often, he was used as a substitute rather than a regular starter. However, the #10 has been hugely impressive under Solskjaer so far, scoring three goals in four league games.

For me, it’s not just about the goals output, it’s the overall effort, ability to bring others into play and the sheer pace. Now, let’s see how Lukaku responds, and it’ll also be interest to see whether Rashford can keep up with the great form from now until the end of the campaign.


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