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Marcus Rashford explains his best position at Manchester United

by Tanveer Arayan

Manchester United youngster Marcus Rashford has sent a message to manager Jose Mourinho about his favourite position.

The Portuguese boss has used the 19-year-old as a winger throughout the season, with summer arrival Zlatan Ibrahimovic leading the line, however he has been playing as centre-forward in the absence of the big Swede.

He’s likely to return to the wing when Ibrahimovic’s three-game ban for elbowing Bournemouth’s Tyrone Mings is complete, but he claims playing in different roles since his breakthrough last year has helped his overall game.

“My overall game [has changed],” he said.

“I’ve been playing in wider positions and now me knowing what the forwards wants helps me, and also helps me know that the winger wants when I get in the middle.

“The modern-day forward and attacker is not just a No.9 or No.10 or just a winger.

“It is someone who can interchange between the positions if they are needed to.

“I think I’m a No.9 but if I have to move to other positions for certain games it is what you have to do and it is part of your attributes.”

While he’s been great out wide, Rashford’s true talents sit in a more central role, which is where he played towards the end of last season.

Learning from Ibrahimovic and Mourinho will only excel his career and it’s scary to think about how good the 19-year-old can go on to become.

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