It’s February and that means it’s been three years since Marcus Rashford burst onto the scene at Manchester United. Since then, Rashford has made more than 150 appearances for United, gone to Euro 2016 and the 2018 World Cup with England and has won the FA Cup, the League Cup and the Europa League with United.

Still, the current moment is Rashford’s first real spell as United’s main man in attack. It’s safe to say he’s relishing it and he’s undoubtedly delivering. This tactical analysis will look at Rashford’s role at United, his potential and the statistics behind his huge improvement.

Marcus Rashford’s role at Manchester United

Rashford was given his chance up front and kept that position during the last few months under Louis van Gaal. Under Jose Mourinho, however, Rashford was shoved out wide whenever Zlatan Ibrahimovic or Romelu Lukaku were fit. For Mourinho, Rashford just wasn’t the striker the Portuguese wanted in his team.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer instantly made Rashford his main man up front with Jesse Lingard to the right and Anthony Martial to the right. That trio has got United fans excited for the future, and brought sublime results for Solskjaer’s men.

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