Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has suggested that he may focus on playing as winger at the expense of playing through the middle.
The England international has flitted between winger and striker in his time at United, but has put in most of his best performances on the left wing.
Anthony Martial and Odion Ighalo have been preferred as the main striker for much of this season, but the 22-year-old explained on a recent podcast how he has come to prefer moving over to the left.
“When you are on the left, you can create a lot more things on your own, giving that little bit more to the team,” he said to the UTD Podcast.
“Whereas when you are playing up front, sometimes you are isolated and need someone in midfield who can find passes for 90 minutes of a game, so you can disappear in games sometimes as a number nine.
“When I transitioned to a number nine when I was younger, that’s the bit that I struggled with as I was always someone who wanted to express myself on the ball.
”When I started playing number nine, I realised that you don’t see the ball as often as you do in other positions, but when you do see the ball, it’s an opportunity to score goals.
“That’s what I loved about being a number nine and that’s what I still love about it. But right now I’m enjoying having the freedom to mix between the two - and I think it suits us well at the moment as Anthony [Martial] likes to drift to the left and drop deep as well.
”To be honest, it does feel natural to be playing in the position that I’m playing now - I’m in the middle between the left and centre-forward and it’s definitely positive.”