Marcus Rashford tells Erik ten Hag his best position, hails Anthony Martial after Omonia win

Marcus Rashford tells Erik ten Hag his best position, hails Anthony Martial after Omonia win

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has told Erik ten Hag that the left-wing is his natural position, as he reserves praises for Anthony Martial after the Omonia victory in the Europa League.

Man United went behind midway through the first half after Tyrell Malacia was caught in possession inside Omonia’s own half.

The Red Devils played well but lacked the ideas in the final third, although they had some moments early in the game.

Ten Hag brought in Marcus Rashford for Jadon Sancho at the break and less than seven minutes, the England international scored United’s equaliser.

The Dutchman hauled Bruno Fernandes off midway through the second half to make way for Anthony Martial and the Frenchman got on the score sheet two minutes later.

Cristiano Ronaldo set Rashford up to get his second goal and Manchester United’s third goal from a close range.

United’s double lead lasted only for seconds before the home side responded with a top finish from close range.

Rashford feels he plays well on the left-wing but agrees that he can play any position across the front line.

Speaking after the game, the Englishman told BT Sport: “Left side is probably more natural for me, but I like playing both [left wing and centre forward] and helping the team. If we have got injuries you never know what might happen, where you might be needed to play.”

Martial has scored three goals and provided one assist in three matches, having played less than 90 minutes due to injury issues.

Anthony Martial Manchester United Marcus Rashford Omonia

Rashford still believes the France international is an unbelievable player for the Red Devils and is happy he’s back from injury playing again.

“He [Anthony Martial] is a massive player for us, has been for a long time. When he is happy and at it he is an unbelievable player,” said Rashford. “We’ve both been injured, him longer than me, so it is good for him to get minutes and make an impact.”

On Manchester United‘s performance, the England international said: “Job done, but we would have liked to have played better. We didn’t defend badly, but we made mistakes.

“The first 35 minutes until they scored we were playing well, we just could have got in behind them more. Then when he [Ten Hag] made the subs he wanted us to be more dynamic, take chances going forward and score goals.