Mourinho defended his use of the 20-year-old throughout a information convention on Friday, even with the England worldwide suspended for United’s journey to Watford .
Questions have been requested over Rashford’s finest place, with the ahead used centrally and out vast on the membership stage.
Mourinho believes Rashford is able to performing in any position in a entrance three, however says his vast gamers had the liberty to maneuver inside somewhat than enjoying as true wingers.
“To be in a system of 4, to be a winger, it takes him just a little bit out of his positions, however the best way Manchester United performs is with three attacking gamers,” he mentioned.
“After we play with three up prime – as a result of generally we additionally play with two – our three attacking gamers should not wingers. They don’t seem to be vast or open on a regular basis.
“They’ve the liberty to return and play in between positions, and any one of many three positions is an effective place for him.”
Mourinho mentioned Rashford had for use centrally by England because of Gareth Southgate’s system.
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“I feel his place is in relation to the best way his group performs. 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 is his place,” he mentioned.
“He can’t be a wing-back within the system of 5 – he can not change Luke Shaw, Kieran Trippier or Danny Rose in any respect. He should play centrally in that system.”