Michael Owen, a former Manchester United forward, feels that Marcus Rashford performs best when positioned on the left side of the front three.
The United academy product, who has dreams of playing England at next month’s World Cup in Qatar, has played both centrally and on the wing so far this season, sparking much discussion regarding his best position. To learn more about his players, Reds boss Erik ten Hag has lately experimented with his front three in search of the optimal formation.
Rashford, whose contract expires at the end of the season, although the club has the option to extend it by one year, has been most effective while playing on the left flank, but he has shown glimpses of his talent in the center.
However, after coming off the bench to score twice in a 3-2 Europa League victory against Omonia Nicosia in Cyprus earlier this month, the 24-year-old, who played on the left that night, acknowledged that he feels most comfortable when operating on the flanks.
Owen, a former England star, has questioned if Rashford had the required quantity of goals to play as a central striker for Manchester United.