Marcus Rashford feels Manchester United are finally “back to normal” after a period of instability at the club.
Ahead of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first full season as manager, United remained unbeaten in pre-season, following a sixth-place finish last term.
In the eyes of Rashford, a structure is now in place at Old Trafford to allow the club to succeed, and despite praising both Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho for the role they played in starting his career, he feels Solskjaer strikes the perfect balance.
In an exclusive interview with Sky Sports ahead of their season opener against Chelsea on Super Sunday, Rashford said:
“You learn different things under different managers. The time under Van Gaal, it was perfect for me at that time to have a manager like that, he was patient with me and gave me time to learn the game. It wasn’t too much information thrown at me.
“Then under Jose I feel like we all understood the game a bit better, especially defensively. And now under Ole we’re trying to combine the two, and at the same time he knows the club for what the club is so he can spread his own messages too. For me it’s like it’s back to normal, and that is the most important thing.
“We didn’t have much stability – I think it’s easily done – whether it was the team, the squad, or the manager, the staff. There was never much solidity, and I think it’s tough to play under those circumstances. But the structure seems to be in place so we can concentrate on ourselves and push forward.”