MX23RW : Friday, December 14 01:36:27

Gordon Strachan: 'Versatility could cost Marcus Rashford'

Strachan: 'Versatility could cost Rashford'
© Offside
Gordon Strachan claims Marcus Rashford's ability to play in a number of different positions could harm his Manchester United career.

Gordon Strachan has claimed that Marcus Rashford's ability to play in a number of different positions could make it difficult for the attacker to cement a spot in Jose Mourinho's starting XI at Manchester United.

Rashford has made 37 appearances in all competitions for United this season, but the 20-year-old has largely struggled to hold down a regular spot in the team.

Indeed, the presence of Anthony Martial, Alexis Sanchez, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata and Romelu Lukaku has made it tough for the England international to start matches in recent weeks.

Strachan, who played for United between 1984 and 1989, has suggested that Rashford's versatility is the problem.

"His problem is he can play in a few positions. At this moment he doesn't know what he's best at either," Strachan told Sky Sports News.

"And at Manchester United at the moment with Jose, he likes that big powerful striker up front to hold it up. I don't know if Marcus is that type of player.

"Can he play off the left and right? He certainly can. Can he play at number 10? I don't know. At that point you've got to find where your best position is. Some players go 'I can only play there' and some 'I can only play there'. But he can play in a lot of different positions."

Rashford has only managed four Premier League goals for United this season.


Click here for more stories about Gordon Strachan

Click here for more stories about Manchester United

Share this article now:
Jose Mourinho watches on during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Burnley on December 26, 2017
Read Next:
Mourinho: 'We don't need more attackers'
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1613303462842
2Manchester CityMan City1613214593641
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs16120430161436
4Chelsea16104233132034
5Arsenal16104235201534
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd167542826226
7Everton166642319424
8Bournemouth167272526-123
9Leicester CityLeicester166462120122
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves166461719-222
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham166372325-221
12Watford166372023-321
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton166371922-321
14Cardiff CityCardiff1642101530-1514
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle163491322-913
16Crystal Palace1633101323-1012
17Burnley1633101532-1712
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1624101027-1710
19Southampton161691330-179
20Fulham1623111640-249

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account