Why Marcus Rashford ignored Ole Gunnar’s instructions against Leicester

Solskjaer made it eight wins from nine (Picture: Getty)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed Marcus Rashford rejected his advice before scoring for Manchester United at Leicester .

Rashford was on target for the eighth time in 13 games as he scored the winner at the King Power.

The England star latched onto Paul Pogba's fine lofted pass before firing past Kasper Schmeichel.

It was his 10th Premier League goal of the season but Solskjaer had offered some advice to the United striker on his finishing.

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Asked if he enjoyed the goal, the Norwegian said: "Very much so! But then again I told him (to put it) through Schmeichel's legs, because he opens up

"But it was a great finish so I can't complain, can I?

Rashford suffered a dead leg at the King Power but was not replaced until the closing stages.

And his manager admitted the striker had to play through the pain barrier.

"He's played a lot of games and he got a dead leg earlier on but he struggled through it so well done," he added.

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United's victory coupled with Arsenal's defeat at Man City saw the Red Devils climb to fifth in the Premier League table.

They are yet to taste defeat under the interim boss and are now just two points off the top four.

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