Analysing Marcus Rashford's new role at Manchester United

Analysing Marcus Rashford's new role at Manchester United

A new opportunity is on the horizon for Marcus Rashford after the managerial change at Old Trafford. Manchester United are hoping that Ralf Rangnick will lead them back up the Premier League table. There were positive signs during his first match in charge against Crystal Palace. One of those was the formation change to 4-2-2-2. It remains to be seen if this will be the preferred formation for the long run, but if it is, there will be a great …
What Can Marcus Rashford Teach Us About Mason Greenwood?

What Can Marcus Rashford Teach Us About Mason Greenwood?

Mason Greenwood is a sensation for Manchester United. The 18-year-old has scored nine goals in around 1000 Premier League minutes, including four goals in his last three games. It's hard not to think of Marcus Rashford when seeing an 18-year-old, English striker burst onto the scene for Manchester United. He did the same in 2016, scoring with his first shot in the Premier League and Europa League. So, how can our experiences with Rashford inform our perspective on Greenwood? The …
How Rashford's season emphasises the youth development problems England has

How Rashford's season emphasises the youth development problems England has

The appointment of Jose Mourinho raised concerns about the development of Marcus Rashford last summer. Despite the Manchester United manager's claims about bringing his ability to filter through young players at previous clubs, he has been known to rely on experienced players throughout his coaching career. This has been evidenced once again at Manchester United as he immediately opted to bring in the 35-year-old Zlatan Ibrahimovic on a free transfer. Although the Swede is a world class striker and has …