Symbols of the overcome of Manchester United in the season 2019/20, the coach Ole Günnar Solskjaer and the forward Rashford were both prized as highlights of January for the Premier League. The trainer was chosen as the best coach during the period, with a trophy given by one of the sponsors of the Premier League, the younger got the prize for best player during the first month of the year.
This is the first time in five years that United get both official prizes of the Premier League in a month: the last time was in January of 2011 when Sir Alex Ferguson was the best coach and the striker Berbatov got the trophy as the best player.
Solskjaer was prized because of the impressive work he’s been doing with Manchester United. The Nordish started working at the team after the departure of José Mourinho, in the middle of December, and since then the team hadn’t been defeated (they have nine victories and 1 draw in 10 matches, in the Premier League they have 8 victories and one draw).
“It means we were the team of the month, both inside and outside the pitch. So, we did well. We want to continue winning the matches and getting better places in the table, and this is the beginning of it” said Solskjaer to the official site of the competition.
Between the changes made by Soskjaer in the team, one that calls attention is the space given to the young Marcus Rashford. The 21-year-old player got a chance between the starters and soon he got the place of the famous Lukaku, becoming the reference on the attack of the red team of Manchester. Since the new coach arrived, the striker was between the first 11 in 8 matches, scoring a total of 6 goals.
“Playing with consistency gives the opportunity to fight for individual prizes. It’s the first time that I get this trophy, and I think it is the second that I fight for it. So, it is good winning,” said Rashford.
Now, let’s see what the Red Devils can do during these 4 months left on this season.