Rashford praises Pogba after win over Leicester

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03: Jamie Vardy of Leicester City is challenged by Paul Pogba of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Manchester United at The King Power Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Marcus Rashford praised the effort of Paul Pogba after his assist teed him up to score the solitary goal against Leicester City.

England striker Rashford cleverly controlled Pogba’s pass before powering the ball beyond Kasper Schmeichel in his 100th Premier League appearance for United

The former Juve maestro has notched in six goals and five assists in United’s eight league matches under caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

And Rashford has come to expect such form when Pogba is given licence to get forward.

“Time and time again, he provides opportunities for the team, and that’s what we want from him,” Rashford told FourFourTwo via Sky Sports. “If we can get him free as much as we can, he’ll make these passes all day long. He’ll find you.”

“We’re looking at blocks of work, and we keep trying to improve ourselves,” Rashford said of their efforts. “The last result wasn’t what we wanted. We had to improve.

“[It was] a different type of game, it had different challenges but very difficult so to get the win is very good.”

Rashford has mostly thrived under Solskjaer as a central striker, having mainly been used out wide by Mourinho, but he insists it is essential to be capable of playing across the front.

“I don’t think anyone grows up wanting to be just a striker nowadays,” he said. “The game’s changed.

“You want to be an all-around forward; you want to be able to play on the left, on the right, as a 10, wherever the team needs you. What’s happened in my career so far has enabled me to do that.”