Solskjaer has no time for Paul Scholes’ comment about Marcus Rashford

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer dismissed Paul Scholes' comment about Marcus Rashford following Manchester United's win over RB Leipzig.

England international Rashford came off the bench for the Red Devils in the Champions League on Wednesday night, and netted a hat-trick in the 5-0 win.

Scholes and Rio Ferdinand were full of praise for the striker after the match, with the former telling BT Sport: "That was electric when he [Rashford] came on.

"Fernandes, when he came on, all of a sudden, Manchester United had some possession in their half, which they didn't have in the first-half.

"Marcus, with that speed and his finishing, was ruthless as well. He was brilliant.

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"You've come to expect this from him. Brilliant ball from Fernandes (for Rashford's second goal) – great vision, he's probably the only player on the pitch who could see that.

"I liked his ruthlessness tonight, you felt like every time he went through, he was not giving the goalkeeper a chance, he was smashing it in the net.

"His finishing has been questioned in the past, but if he sticks with tonight's attitude, you're looking at 25 goals from him."

Solskjaer sat down to speak to the press after the victory, and was asked for his opinions on whether Rashford can be a 25-goal-a-season forward.

But the Norwegian dismissed the question outright.

"Now is not the time to think about how many goals you're going to end up with," replied the Manchester United boss.

"As long as you concentrate on the next job in hand, training tomorrow, of course he only played 30 minutes. There's one step at a time, if you get too far ahead of yourself you're going to lose focus.

"Marcus has showed he can keep focusing on what's important on and off the pitch at the moment. He did really well today coming off the bench."

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