Solskjær challenges Martial to follow Cristiano Ronaldo’s example

Manchester United have extended Anthony Martial’s contract

Manchester United have extended Anthony Martial’s contract

Manchester United's players will ultimately make the difference if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is to become full-time manager, the Norwegian says. "When coupled with his exceptional talent, that makes for a player with an exciting future ahead of him".

Marcus Rashford and Alexis Sanchez both start for Manchester United in Sunday's Premier League clash with Leicester City.

The 45-year-old Norwegian, now in interim charge while "on loan" from his job managing Molde back home, believes he can continue in his dream job as United boss beyond the end of the season after starting his reign with seven straight victories and then the midweek rally from 2-0 down to draw with Burnley.

Ronaldo scored 118 goals for Manchester United, winning three Premier League titles, the Champions League, and the first of his five Ballon d'Or's during his time at Old Trafford. I said United should go for the best off the pitch football brain in the world and the best head coach in the world they can get.

Will they extend that run to four games, or will Manchester United secure another away win?

Upon signing his new deal, the player stated: "I am loving my time at this club.

Cristiano was the best", Solskjaer said. It was a battle, we expected that anyway but we handled it and got through in the end.

"When he gets chances, he's a fantastic finisher, so he needs to get more chances".

The upcoming last-16 tie against PSG promises to be an enthralling contest and United will enter in fine form, this result making it nine wins from ten since Solskjaer took charge.

'When you sit him down and talk to him, for example, about Cristiano's career, what he's made of his career and how he's got there, I think Anthony just said, "If I can be a part of this, I'd like to".

Chris Smalling was named on the bench on Tuesday night after recovering from a foot injury so he'll be hoping to feature on Sunday but I think he'll be named among the substitutes once again.

'We know we've got plenty of things to work on and I think we'll see that progression in the next few weeks because it's going to be a tough and enjoyable February'.

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