Date published: Friday 13th September 2019 8:39

Marcus Rashford has explained why Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says "Might be a bit more understanding" than Jose Mourinho.

Solskjaer replaced Mourinho as Manchester United manager on an interim basis last December.

The Norwegian impressed initially to the point that he gave the job by March, but United's form and results have been far from perfect.

But Rashford, whose own performances have mirrored the wonderful start but current malaise of Solskjaer's reign, says "he needs to be backed up".

"He's very different but that's expected because he's played," he told BBC Sport.

"Off the pitch, he understands the players a bit more."

On Mourinho, he added, "I think it's a problem for him because he's obviously a top manager bit more understanding.

"Everyone's confident in the manager, for one, and we may not be doing what he's telling us, but the initial response to his tactics has been phenomenal.

It's not just a plan for this season, it's a plan for years.

"I think he needs to be backed up in the position that we're in now. We do not need this rotation of managers because you never settle. "