Rashford kicked-off the post-Mourinho era with a free kick after three minutes against Cardiff and Solskjaer suggested the 21-year-old's technique has been inspired by another of the club's former greats.
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"But this is the way we want to see ourselves attacking". United had conceded from a set piece in each of Solskjaer's first three games but they looked more solid against balls into the box even with the physical presence of Salomon Rondon to deal with.
"Newcastle then had a £5m player, they bought David Batty for around about £5m, their midfielders on Boxing Day were Hayden and Diame who both cost around £5m". "We had four or five goal opportunities but sometimes if you want to have a lot of opportunities you have to score the first goal".
"It was easier back home (in Norway)".
"No I don't, I'd be surprised if they did, and probably Rafa Benitez would be the same".
There are bigger tests to come and I am concerned about how they are defensively.
The caretaker United boss expects Marcus Rashford to be available despite limping off on Sunday.
Bailly begins a three-match ban after being sent off against Bournemouth, while fellow centre-backs Chris Smalling and Marcos Rojo are absent through injury.
Manchester United continued their winning streak to four matches after beating Newcastle United 2-0 at St James' Park.
However, the visitors found the net after 64 minutes and everything was much easier after that, with Rashford confirming the win with 10 minutes to play.
The Portuguese had stripped his player off the vice-captaincy and dropped him to the bench in his last two games as a Red Devils coach.
Growing in confidence every passing game, Rashford proved a real nuisance to Newcastle with his pace, movement and trickery.
"It took a bit longer than we would have liked to but we got there in the end".
The Newcastle supporters will hope that their side starts the game well and can put pressure on United - a win against the odds would be a welcome move away from the relegation places. "But that was more or less it".
Like any Benitez team, they are well organised and, for the most part, tough to break down.