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Marcus Rashford already explained why he doesn’t like current Manchester United role



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Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has already explained why playing from the right wing is his least comfortable position in the front line.

Rashford, 26, has had a difficult season so far at Old Trafford and has been criticised for his latest performance against Newcastle United.

The United forward was Erik ten Hag’s best player last term, scoring 30 goals in a campaign where he swooped both of the club’s Player of the Year awards.

However, things have yet to click for both Rashford and the team in Ten Hag’s second season in charge.

With the 26-year-old’s poor form has come a change in role, as he’s operated from the right side in his most recent four appearances, with 19-year-old Alejandro Garnacho being preferred on the left wing.

Rashford has played on either wing and also up front throughout his career at Old Trafford. However, he has always looked least comfortable when on that right side.

And it was in the summer when he explained the reason behind his struggles on that side, when speaking to former club captain Gary Neville.

During an interview with Neville on The Overlap’s YouTube channel, Rashford was asked whether playing from the right side was his most difficult position in the front three.

“Yeah, definitely,” he replied. “It’s just the angles of the runs you make in behind – because most of my game is running in behind and trying to stretch defences and give space to some of the other players.

“But the angles of the runs sometimes, I feel like I run too far inside, and then I’m running backwards the other way to try and get the ball.

“Whereas on the left, it’s just natural to do it, it feels more normal.”

Ten Hag has backed Rashford to return to form and stresses that he will be speaking to the player about his current performances and not the masses.

“I will talk to him and not the media,” Ten Hag said when asked what is going wrong for Rashford after the loss against Newcastle.

“I don’t go into individual performances. I knew this issue was coming up, and Marcus is investing a lot. He will return to his form, he will recover, and he gets all our support.”