Solskjaer Defend Rashford

HesGoalJuly 14, 2021

LONDON: Marcus Rashford will be the first to raise a hand to take a penalty at Manchester United.

That was the view of United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the England star failed to complete a shot during the penalty shootout against Italy in the Euro 2020 final.

“You learn from him and will come back stronger. I don’t see any player at this club who doesn’t dare to take a penalty kick.

“I knew Marcus would raise his hand and say he was going to take a kick for us,” Solskjaer said.

It was evident when Rashford came on to complete a penalty in extra time that gave PSG the win in the Champions League two years ago.

Solskjaer also praised his defender Luke Sham who opened the scoring for England as early as the second minute of the final.

“I was so happy for Luke. I was watching him and said ‘what’s going on?’

“He started the attack and we encouraged him to get into the opponent’s penalty box.

“We know he has technical talent and high skills, and he shoots accurately. He had an excellent year with us,” he said.