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Alexis Sanchez said Manchester United are flourishing in attack and defence thanks to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, though he insisted the players are the same with the caretaker manager as they were with Jose Mourinho.

Often subdued in a deeper role during his rare starts under the Portuguese, Rashford has repaid Solskjaer's faith handsomely and scored a brilliant individual goal in his 150th appearance for United on Saturday. "There's no one scoring as many goals as him in training".

Old Trafford star Nemanja Matic has his sights trained on the top four after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's record-breaking start turned the improbable into the possible for the Red Devils.

"We knew it, we saw some of their games which were enough to show they can hurt us but as I said, we managed to control it and to win and I'm happy for our team and our supporters".

United are now just three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea and Matic is determined to overtake his former club and Arsenal in the Premier League standings. "Harry Kane is injured so maybe that gives him a better chance to be the best one at the moment".

There were reports of dressing-room unrest prior to Mourinho's sacking amid a fractured relationship with star midfielder Paul Pogba.

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United's win was their seventh in a row in all competitions, as Solskjaer became the first manager in the club's history to win his first six league matches in charge.

But the Brazilian doesn't appear to be viable option for the Premier League giants. "At the moment, I think he's playing the best football of his career".

"He's got very good tools to play with, but it's absolutely not a given that he would walk in and get the results that he's had".

"If you look back a month ago it was not even on the table really so to turn it around in such a short space of time, with the games we have coming up, top four is definitely the target".

"The gaffer [Ferguson] used to challenge us at times with 'Why can't you win 10 games on the bounce?'" Solskjaer said.

Many players who were struggling for consistency have found their touch back under Solskjaer. Obviously everyone says they are games he should have won but there were some tricky games - Newcastle and Tottenham away for example.

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