Marcus Rashford says the club are in a good place for next season as he provides insight on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s training methods.
Manchester United squad are currently in Perth as they prepare to take on local side Perth Glory to kick off their pre-season on Saturday.
Solskjaer is putting his players through rigorous training exercises after criticising their fitness on multiple occasions last season.
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Marcus Rashford has dwelled into training practices first at Carrington and now in Perth, saying that it has been a step up.
“I just think that little things like pictures in our heads are a lot clearer already,” Rashford told the Manchester United app.
“Some of the other lads have been here in pre-season longer than I have, but in the short time I have been here things are becoming clearer to me on what the manager wants and how we are to do it on the pitch, so that will put us in good stead for next season.”
Solskjaer was critical of his team’s fitness the last term and was unimpressed with the running stats from their 4-0 defeat at the hands of Everton in particular.
In order to get his team back in contention for Trophies and Champions League qualification, Solskjaer has stepped up the intensity on the training ground.
“The thing that has gone up for me is the intensity and just the level of training,” Rashford added. “I think we are starting to understand it all a bit better. We can use this.
“This is Ole’s first pre-season and he can really stamp down what he wants to do. We have got to use the remainder of the time here and then in Singapore and China to keep progressing and improving.”
Manchester United take on Perth Glory in their first game of the pre-season on Saturday.