Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Jose: Martial and Rashford Double Act Is 'Difficult'

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Jose: Martial and Rashford Double Act Is 'Difficult'

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UNITED manager Jose Mourinho admits it is 'difficult' to accommodate Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial in the same side.

Mourinho started the attacking duo for just the 12th time against Newcastle and United won a Premier League match with Rashford and Martial in the starting XI for the first time.

However, Mourinho had to alter United's attack after Rashford struggled on the right flank. The 20-year-old moved to the left wing and Martial played between Rashford and Romelu Lukaku as Juan Mata was forced to move to the right.

Martial equalised for United and Rashford cleverly assisted Paul Pogba's second-half clincher in the 4-1 victory.

"They both like to play in the same position and that is difficult," Mourinho said.

"They both prefer to play on the left than the right, both playing with another striker through the middle, we lose a point of contact with the midfield that we are used to, with the player playing behind the striker. …

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