Marcus Rashford: I’m not worried about competing with Man United signing

The Manchester United star isn't thinking about competing with Romelu Lukaku for a starting spot in a centre-forward role

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Man United striker Marcus Rashford Photo: Tag Heuer

Marcus Rashford insists he is not thinking about usurping Romelu Lukaku as Manchester United’s centre-forward.

The Red Devils forward has been used in a central role under Jose Mourinho and the Portuguese coach’s predecessor Louis van Gaal at Manchester United before Lukaku’s arrival.

Rashford played a key part in Manchester United’s Europa League triumph last season as the England international was drafted in to fill Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s void following the veteran striker’s knee problem.

The Manchester United boss has been using Rashford on the left wing in the 2017-18 season so far and the 19-year-old has scored two goals and has made three assists in the Premier League.

The England international has previously revealed that he feels his natural position is in a centre-forward role.

However, Rashford is adamant that he is not thinking about competing with summer signing Lukaku for the centre-forward role in the Manchester United team.

“That’s not in my hands,” Rashford told Sky Sports. “If I’m not playing there, I’m not playing there.

“But wherever I’m playing, I try to get the same results. Obviously, you have to do it in a different way but it’s not my decision.”

Lukaku moved to Manchester United in a £75m deal from Everton in the summer transfer window.

The Belgian forward scored seven goals in seven games in the Premier League this season.

Lukaku has also netted three times in two Champions League outings following his brace against CSKA Moscow last week.

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