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Has Rashford become Manchester United's main man ahead of Pogba?

Has Rashford become Manchester United's main man ahead of Pogba?

Marcus Rashford scored two more goals against Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday, as he led Manchester United to a massive win, leaving his former manager, Jose Mourinho, angry after his first loss in charge of Spurs.

Rashford has grown massively this season, and has often been the one to provide the end product for United when they needed it the most, being involved in eight goals against 'The Big Six' this season, scoring seven goals and providing an assist.

This has led to United fans to almost completely forget that they still have a certain Paul Pogba in their squad, with the Frenchman being injured for over two months, with recurring ankle problems that have kept him out since the 1-1 draw against Arsenal in the league.

Pogba has often been labelled as the main man at Manchester United, but one of his biggest friends outside of football, Marcus Rashford, could be stealing that podium. This season, Rashford has scored 12 goals and provided four assists in just 20 games in all competitions, with nine of those goals and all four of the assists coming in 15 Premier League games.

In comparison, Pogba has only featured on five occasions in the Premier League, where has assisted just two goals, scoring no goals, and is often a troublesome figure with his future at the club constantly coming to question.

To make it worse for Pogba, plenty of players are ready to take his preferred No.10 spot, with Jesse Lingard performing very well in the past few games, whilst Andreas Pereira has improved greatly over the course of the season.

The only thing that those two players lack is end product, with them mustering just a goal and an assist each in all competitions this season, something that the Frenchman could provide.

However, with Solskjaer being keen on having a fast attack and a squad that is fully focused on the future, Pogba might just be ushered out in exchange for a younger playmaker, that is more fitted to his gameplan.

There is also the possibility that Rashford might become an even better player with Pogba in the team, but that is still in doubt, especially with Pogba's inconsistency so far at United.

Whatever the case, Rashford has certainly become one of the main figures at the club, and with his ruthless goalscoring form, he will surely become the main man.


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