Marcus Rashford told his ideal position

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Manchester United legend Andy Cole has waded into the discussion about striker Marcus Rashford’s ideal position. The former striker has said the Englishman should keep playing off the left to maximise his potential.

“Marcus has never been a centre-forward,” the ex-England international told Goal.

“I don’t mean that in a disrespectful way, it’s just Marcus struggled when he had to receive the ball with his back to goal. That’s not his cup of tea. In the wide areas, you never have to play with your back to play all game.

“When he plays off the left, you can see that he blossoms and that he enjoys that position. Coming in off the left, getting shots off or playing one-twos with the centre-forward, I think he’s done well in that position.”

Rashford has so far scored 14 games in 22 Premier League games this season, which is his career-best.

Currently, the player is recovering from a double stress fracture to his back.