Man Utd match-winner Rashford dismisses striker tag

first_imgMarcus Rashford has no preference regarding his position at Manchester United – despite scoring his sixth goal in eight straight Premier League appearances as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first-choice central striker.The England international smashed home the winner at Leicester to give the Old Trafford club their ninth win in 10 matches under Solskjaer .Rashford has been deployed primarily through the middle for United and led the revival since Jose Mourinho’s sacking . Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? But the 21-year-old is content with playing anywhere across the forward line and is uncomfortable with being labelled one-dimensional.”You know, I don’t think anyone grows up wanting to be just a striker nowadays,” he told Sky Sports .”The game has changed and you want to be an all-round forward – to play on the left, right, no.10.”What’s happened in my career so far has enabled me to do that.”In a game short on quality, the moment which decided the contest naturally came via Paul Pogba, whose form has even eclipsed Rashford’s since Solskjaer was placed in interim charge.The France World Cup winner lifted the ball beautifully over the Leicester defence to find Rashford, who finished with aplomb.Pogba has contributed six goals and four assists in the Norwegian’s 10 games, in a run of form which has seen him finally repay his £89 million ($116m) price tag .”I think time and time again he provides opportunities for the team,” Rashford added.”That’s what we want and if we can get him free as much as we can, he’ll make those passes all day long.”Getting the goal is good and we have to keep improving, keep doing it more and more.”last_img

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *