Marcus Rashford sends message to Man United boss Jose Mourinho
Marcus Rashford says he is happy to play in any position for Manchester United - but sees himself as a number nine
Marcus Rashford has told Jose Mourinho that he is happy to play in any position for Manchester United – but that he sees himself primarily as a number nine.
The teenage striker has earned plenty of praise for his performances for Manchester United since breaking into the first team under Louis van Gaal last season.
Rashford has found his first team opportunities to be somewhat more restricted since Mourinho’s arrival at Old Trafford last summer.
He has scored three goals and made one assist in 22 Premier League games for Mourinho’s men this season but only started 11 of those games.
Rashford says he is happy to be deployed out wide for the Red Devils but admits that he prefers playing a more central role.
Rashford told BBC Radio Five Live, Rashford said: “My overall game [has changed].
“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 number nine 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.”
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The striker will be hoping to feature for Manchester United when the Red Devils return to Premier League action after the international break with a home clash against West Brom.