Manchester United Marcus Rashford considers Jose Mourinho to be a top manager but admits current boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer boasts qualities that the Portuguese did not.
Mourinho was relieved of his duties as Red Devils manager in December 2018 with the baton passed to Solskjaer.
Solskjaer, a treble winner with United in 1999 made an immediate impact, but is now in the process of rebuilding again after seeing a honeymoon period at Old Trafford come to an end.
Rashford believes the United legend can be a success because he, unlike his predecessor, knows what it is like to be a player and the demands associated with such a standing at United.
The England international told BBC Sport on the differences between Solskjaer and Mourinho:
“He’s very different but that’s expected because he’s played,”the England international told BBC Sport.
“Off the pitch, he understands the players a bit more.”
Rashford added on Mourinho: “I don’t think it was a problem for him because he’s obviously a top manager and he has his way of reading people but for me, when a manager has played they have lived the lifestyle and might be a bit more understanding.”
Solskjaer has seen his United side stumble out of the blocks in 2019-20, with five points collected from four games.
There is, however, belief in the Red Devils squad that long-term success can be achieved.
“Everyone’s confident in the manager, for one, and we may not be doing what he’s telling us to perfection yet but the initial response to his tactics, his training has been phenomenal,”Rashford added.
“For me, his plan, it’s not just a plan for just this season or just the next game, it’s a plan for years.”
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