How Manchester United could line up when Marcus Rashford returns from injury – Manchester Evening News

Marcus Rashford could be set to return from a shoulder injury for Manchester United’s fixture against Leicester City on October 16th.

The 23-year-old has been a mainstay of United’s forward line in recent seasons and is likely to walk back into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side when he’s fully fit despite the stiff competition for places.

But who will miss out when Rashford returns? We take a look at what United’s front three could look like…

Left wing – Marcus Rashford

He’s the obvious choice to play on the left, Rashford scored 21 goals and registered 11 assists in all competitions last season.

Quite simply no other United forward will offer that kind of goal contribution from the left wing. One of the first names on the team sheet when fully fit, despite competition from the likes of Anthony Martial and Jadon Sancho.

A disappointed Cristiano Ronaldo after Manchester United could only draw at home to Everton

Striker – Cristiano Ronaldo

Another obvious choice, Ronaldo has been in sensational form since returning to Old Trafford and already has five goals in six appearances for the Red Devils this season.

The five-time Ballon d’or winner could prove to be single biggest determining factor on United securing silverware for the first time since 2017. Edinson Cavani is a very able back-up and substitute option.

Right wing – Mason Greenwood

The 20-year-old has been in fine form this season and has simply outperformed £73 million signing Sancho on the right in the past few weeks.

While the former Borussia Dortmund man has yet to score or assist for United so far, Greenwood has three Premier League goals in six appearances.

It could be argued that he will eventually develop into a central striker but his opportunities to play in that position will be limited whilst Ronaldo is at the club.

Instead he can learn from the Portuguese superstar and offer a real goal scoring threat down the right wing in an incredibly potent United attack.

Other options

LW: Rashford, CF: Cavani, RW: Sancho

LW: Rashford, CF: Cavani, RW: Ronaldo

LW: Sancho, CF: Ronaldo, RW: Rashford

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