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Manchester United: Rangnick must drop Rashford

Manchester United have got back to winning ways by taking all three points from their last three games consecutively in the Premier League, but there is still a lot of work to do at Old Trafford.

Ralf Rangnick appears to have adopted a 4-2-2-2 formation for his Manchester United side, which seems to be working so far, but not as convincingly as hoped, with possession still being lost as much as it was under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and only scoring one goal in every game under their new manager so far.

Rangnick’s Red Devils lost possession 138 times in the game against Norwich, with Bruno Fernandes losing the ball on 26 occasions, closely followed by Marcus Rashford who lost the ball 20 times during the 1-0 win that saw Cristiano Ronaldo score a penalty to secure the three points at Carrow Road.

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It’s fair to say that Rashford isn’t having the impact that is expected of him this season, and with Mason Greenwood in fine form, registering three goal involvements in the last five, it makes much more sense to start the 20-year-old forward in one of the two forward positions alongside Ronaldo.

Rashford’s position in the team has become a talking point since Greenwood has been putting much more impressive performances this season so far, with five goals and two assists, putting him two goals and one assist ahead of his teammate, Rashford.

Roy Keane weighed in on Rashford’s mediocrity for Manchester United in the past calling the 24-year-old “shocking” last season;

“I looked at Rashford closely today, he’s had loads of plaudits over the last few months – I know he’s still a young man – but his body language today was shocking, really shocking.

“Shrugging his shoulders when things weren’t going his way, you roll your sleeves up at Man United

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The £76.5m-rated has always shown determination and promise with energetic performances where he is all over the pitch in every game under Rangnick so far.

However, his inability to finish his chances or gain a good number of assists for his teammates in the final third could cost him his place in the team very quickly and could inspire Rangnick to move on from the forward, pushing him out of the club, especially now he is linked with a move to Barcelona.

United will face Brentford in a midweek clash, it will be interesting to see if Rangnick sticks to his guns with Rashford, or leaves him on the bench in favour of either Mason Greenwood or Edinson Cavani.

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