Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tells Marcus Rashford to emulate Cristiano Ronaldo for Manchester United

first_img Comment Advertisement Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford (Picture: Getty)Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has urged Manchester United star Marcus Rashford to emulate Cristiano Ronaldo by scoring more goals from inside the penalty area.Rashford’s dramatic late goal sent United through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Wednesday evening at the expense of PSG.The England international has scored 14 goals this season – and seven in 16 under Solskjaer – but United’s caretaker boss insists he can improve.‘I keep battering him [Rashford] with that he also should score as many goals as Rom [Lukaku],’ Solskjaer said on Friday.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘You should always get those simple tap ins, finishes, like Rom’s scored the last few games.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Rashy’s goals sometimes are worldies and he does have a sensational strike of the ball.‘But you see the change in Cristiano’s goals from when he was young to now, he scores more from inside the box and that’s what Rashy has to improve as well.’Rashford broke into Manchester United’s first-team in 2016 and has since made over 150 appearances for his boyhood club. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tells Marcus Rashford to emulate Cristiano Ronaldo for Manchester United Rashford is thriving under United’s interim boss (Picture: Getty) Solskjaer: ‘I wasn’t sure we were going to score’To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 8:09FullscreenSolskjaer: ‘I wasn’t sure we were going to score’https://metro.co.uk/video/solskjaer-wasnt-sure-going-score-1877498/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.And Solskjaer, who replaced Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford in December, added: ‘We all know all the legends we’ve had at this club that have stayed so long and they’ve been one-club players and we hope that Rashy is going to be one of them.‘It’s both up to him and us of course. If he keeps producing he’ll stay in the team and that’s up to him to stay in the team.’Solskjaer, meanwhile, insists he is focused on improving Manchester United rather than his own future at the club.The Norway legend is expected to be appointed United’s permanent manager at some point before the summer.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘I love managing these boys, I love working here,’ the Red Devils legend said.‘As I said so many times, I am just doing the best I can every single day, and if and when… if it comes to a decision to be made, we’ve got to think about that.‘I am not here to get excited, I am here to do my job. I am contracted to Man United until the end of June.’MORE: Liverpool provide Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain update after injury scare in Under-23s match Metro Sport ReporterFriday 8 Mar 2019 10:25 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.4kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

UK pensions regulator to take tougher approach to governance

first_img“We are now communicating our expectations more clearly to trustees. Those who fail to respond to our more directive approach may face further regulatory action.”The campaign follows a 2016 discussion paper from TPR looking at how standards could be raised among trustees and pension schemes’ governance improved.Last week the regulator said it had found “major gaps” in pension fund governance, with many small and medium-sized pension schemes demonstrating disappointing shortcomings.A week earlier, the UK pension scheme trade body said TPR needed to be less focused on processes and more on people in its approach to regulating pension fund governance.Commenting on TPR’s new campaign, Darren Redmayne, CEO of Lincoln Pensions, said he anticipated it would increase the regulatory burden on schemes, with smaller schemes likely to feel this most.“Perhaps obvious ‘winners’ from this campaign will include the professional trustee and covenant advisory firms who, I expect, will see even more work come their way as lay trustees respond to these reaffirmed expectations,” he added. The UK’s pension regulator has launched a communications campaign to make clearer its expectations of pension fund governance and what it will do if its standards are not met.The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has launched a dedicated section of its website containing “specific and relevant content that sets out clear standards that TPR expects schemes to meet”.The campaign does not involve new or higher standards being set, but the regulator being “clearer and more directive”, it said.Anthony Raymond, acting executive director for regulatory policy at TPR, said: “We have set out our intention to be clearer, quicker and tougher. This campaign is one of the ways we are delivering this commitment and I would like to see all trustees visit the new campaign web page to ensure they are doing all they can to safeguard their members’ benefits.last_img read more

Expo Line ridership is increasing

first_imgNearly 10 months after its debut, the LA Metro Expo Line attracts tens of thousands of boardings per day — a fact that is helped by being so close to USC, according to Metro.Since its opening on April 28, the Expo Line has brought thousands of students and community members onto the Metro system. The 8.6 mile-long line serves riders from Culver City to Downtown Los Angeles, with three stops near USC.The Expo Line ends at the 7th Street/Metro Center, which connects riders to Hollywood, Universal Studios, Chinatown, Pasadena and the Los Angeles International Airport.This first phase cost around $930 million. Metro has budgeted $38.9 million for Expo Line operations for 2013.Metro is “completely delighted” by the success of the Expo Line, according to Metro spokesperson Kim Upton, who said the line has exceeded their expectations.“The line is much more popular than Metro imagined it would be,” Upton said.Original projections for the year 2020 predicted 27,000 daily boardings on weekdays. Already, the line gets more than 22,000 boardings each day. Total Metro weekday boarding averages 360,901 times a day.“LA is hungry for ways to get out of their cars and out of rush-hour traffic,” Upton said. “When we build something, they hop on.”If the large rider numbers are any indication, Metro does not expect the line to slow down anytime soon.“Daily boardings are growing at a steady clip,” Upton said. “We’re expecting it to grow, but we don’t know how much. It’s far beyond its original projections,”One of the key points of the campaign for opening the line at USC was for transporting fans to Trojan football games. Many students have seen the packed trains on game days.“My friend lives Downtown and he takes it for every game day, instead of taking a cab or driving,” said Maddie Lay, a senior majoring in political science.On the first game day of the season, there were 8,000 more riders on the Expo Line than on an average day. The number of riders increased with each consecutive game, according to Upton.By 2015, the Expo Line will expand to Santa Monica, a service many students said is much needed. Phase II will cost an estimated $1.5 billion. The line is currently being built by BuildExpo, an independent company that is funded by Metro that turns the line back over to Metro once it is ready to run. Major construction on the line began last summer.BuildExpo expects the commute from Downtown L.A. to Santa Monica on the Expo Line will take around 46 minutes, even during rush hour.After the completion of the extension, BuildExpo predicts ridership will grow to 64,000 daily passengers by 2030. If these projections hold true, the Expo Line would be one of the most heavily used light rail lines in the country.“I’ve taken the bus to Santa Monica, and it took about an hour and a half. Being able to get there more quickly will be really nice for students,” said Hannah Kim, a junior majoring in costume design.Other students agreed, saying they would appreciate a faster route to Santa Monica.“I think it would be life-changing. Once you get there, you can go so many other places,” Lay said.Several stations have also been upgraded for Metro’s TAP program since the line first opened in April. TAP is a reusable, reloadable plastic charge card for Metro funds. Passengers currently have the option of using either paper tickets or TAP cards, but Metro has begun phasing out the paper tickets.Indoor stops will also soon begin to use a locking gate system, where users must scan their TAP card in order to enter the station.Though this will not be an issue for the USC stops, users will still need to use a TAP card and present it when they enter other stations.Despite the new line and marketing efforts made by Metro, some students said they still stick to using cars. Many don’t know where the Expo Line goes, or if those places are worth their time.“What is even in Century City?” Wesley Adams, a senior majoring in communications, responded when asked if he would take the Expo Line.Kim said she understands why so many students choose to skip taking the bus or train.“Coming from a town without public transportation, I would never have considered taking the bus,” Kim said. “A lot of people don’t consider it, they just think of it as a car town.”last_img read more