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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tells Marcus Rashford he is first-choice Manchester United striker ahead of Romelu Lukaku

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DUBAI, ENGLAND - JANUARY 07: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Marcus Rashford of Manchester United in action during a first team training session at Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex on January 7, 2019 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)
Marcus Rashford has been told the role as Manchester United striker is his to lose (Getty Images)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly told Marcus Rashford that he is Manchester Uniteds first-choice striker ahead of Romelu Lukaku.

The 21-year-old has been in sublime form since the Norwegians arrival at Old Trafford with three goals in his last five appearances.

One of Solskjaers key changes since taking over from Jose Mourinho at United has been to play Rashford as a central striker instead of out wide.

And according to the Daily Star, Rashford has been told by Solskjaer during Uniteds warm-weather training camp in Dubai this week that he is now considered as the No.1 striker ahead of Lukaku.

The report also claims that Rashford will start ahead of Lukaku for Uniteds clash with Tottenham at Wembley on Sunday.

DUBAI, ENGLAND - JANUARY 07: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Romelu Lukaku of Manchester United in action during a first team training session at Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex on January 7, 2019 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)
Romelu Lukaku has scored in all three of his appearances under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Getty Images)

Lukaku missed Solskjaers first two games in charge after being granted compassionate leave but has scored in all three of the games he has played since returning.

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Solskjaer has won all five of his games in charge so far and Uniteds first-team coach Kieran McKenna has praised the 45-year-olds impact.

I think that, whether the players are 17 or 18 or senior internationals or top, top players, I think they want the same things.

They want to be treated with respect and they want you to help them with their game and improve them as individuals, when the time is right.

DUBAI, ENGLAND - JANUARY 07: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Caretaker Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer of Manchester United in action during a first team training session at Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex on January 7, 2019 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)
Solskjaer has been training his Manchester United squad in Dubai this week (Getty Images)

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If you give them those things, you get a really good response from them. I have to say the players have been first class, with their attitude and willingness to learn. They are a really good bunch to work with and that has helped, of course.

The staff around the team have also been a great help and Im looking forward to kicking on now and a positive few years for the club.

Over the last couple of weeks, Ole and Mike [Phelan] are coming in with different experiences and different skill sets so the chemistry and dynamic is really good at the moment. Theyre enjoyable staff to work with.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tells Marcus Rashford he is first-choice Manchester United striker ahead of Romelu Lukaku

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DUBAI, ENGLAND - JANUARY 07: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Marcus Rashford of Manchester United in action during a first team training session at Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex on January 7, 2019 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)
Marcus Rashford has been told the role as Manchester United striker is his to lose (Getty Images)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly told Marcus Rashford that he is Manchester Uniteds first-choice striker ahead of Romelu Lukaku.

The 21-year-old has been in sublime form since the Norwegians arrival at Old Trafford with three goals in his last five appearances.

One of Solskjaers key changes since taking over from Jose Mourinho at United has been to play Rashford as a central striker instead of out wide.

And according to the Daily Star, Rashford has been told by Solskjaer during Uniteds warm-weather training camp in Dubai this week that he is now considered as the No.1 striker ahead of Lukaku.

The report also claims that Rashford will start ahead of Lukaku for Uniteds clash with Tottenham at Wembley on Sunday.

DUBAI, ENGLAND - JANUARY 07: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Romelu Lukaku of Manchester United in action during a first team training session at Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex on January 7, 2019 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)
Romelu Lukaku has scored in all three of his appearances under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Getty Images)

Lukaku missed Solskjaers first two games in charge after being granted compassionate leave but has scored in all three of the games he has played since returning.

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Solskjaer has won all five of his games in charge so far and Uniteds first-team coach Kieran McKenna has praised the 45-year-olds impact.

I think that, whether the players are 17 or 18 or senior internationals or top, top players, I think they want the same things.

They want to be treated with respect and they want you to help them with their game and improve them as individuals, when the time is right.

DUBAI, ENGLAND - JANUARY 07: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Caretaker Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer of Manchester United in action during a first team training session at Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex on January 7, 2019 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)
Solskjaer has been training his Manchester United squad in Dubai this week (Getty Images)

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If you give them those things, you get a really good response from them. I have to say the players have been first class, with their attitude and willingness to learn. They are a really good bunch to work with and that has helped, of course.

The staff around the team have also been a great help and Im looking forward to kicking on now and a positive few years for the club.

Over the last couple of weeks, Ole and Mike [Phelan] are coming in with different experiences and different skill sets so the chemistry and dynamic is really good at the moment. Theyre enjoyable staff to work with.

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