While much can be said about the likes of Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial on a spectrum of life at Old Trafford, the limbo role of Marcus Rashford also begs attention.
The Mancunian youngster broke into the senior team with much bang and was pinned with great promise. Jose Mourinho has used him brilliantly, albeit often as a substitute or in an unconventional role.
His moments have been spare as of recent, as the arrival of Alexis Sanchez has really thinned out space in the attacking front.
That, coupled with Mourinho’s insistence that the youngster can’t function well as a striker, as apparently proven by a few outings he got last season when Romelu Lukaku was injured, have kept him away from the starting lineup.
Last time he got a role in a Manchester United shirt, Rashford picked up a red card against Burnley and put the side in trouble. However, his action over the international break has given fans things to talk about.
The 20-year-old was the sole goalscorer for the Lions on both occasions, when they lost 2-1 to Spain as well as their recent 1-0 victory against Switzerland. Both games saw him play as a striker and become a clinical finisher to balls from Luke Shaw and Kyle Walker respectively.
This has led fans to take to twitter and passionately state that Mourinho has been using Rashford wrong all along. They ascertained that a striker was the lad’s natural position, and that the Portuguese gaffer was wrong to shrug him off as not being world-class in the spot.
Most of these suggested a change that would involve Lukaku and Rashford starting together up-front, a system upheaval that Mourinho will almost certainly never employ.
It has to be remembered that this sample space is small, and the star power at United doesn’t permit experiments, nor does their precarious position in the table.