Mourinho launched a stinging assault on his critics in yesterday’s press convention, producing notes that suggested Rashford was a key figure at Old Trafford.
Rashford scored twice for England within the worldwide break and Jamie Carragher suggested the ahead to go away United for the great of his profession.
The 20-year-old was taking part in centrally for the Three Lions nevertheless it typically performed from the left for United. Mourinho, although, says he can play in any of his three attacking positions.
‘I feel his place is in relation to the way in which his group performs,’ mentioned Mourinho.
‘So I feel within the case of the nationwide group, they play usually with 5 on the again and two gamers in assault. I feel that’s his place.
‘He can’t be a wing-back within the system of 5 – he can’t change Luke Shaw, Kieran Trippier or Danny Rose in any respect. He should play centrally in that system.
‘To be in a system of 4, to be a winger, it takes him a bit of bit out of his positions, however the way in which Manchester United performs is with three attacking gamers.
‘After we play with three up high – as a result of typically we additionally play with two – our three attacking gamers aren’t wingers. They’re not vast or open on a regular basis. They’ve the liberty to come back and play in between positions, and any one of many three positions is an effective place for him.’
United resume their Premier League marketing campaign in opposition to Watford right this moment at Vicarage Highway.
Rashford misses the sport in Hertfordshire as he’s serving the primary of a three-game ban for his ‘headbutt’ on Phil Bardsley in United’s 2-Zero win in opposition to Burnley.