Won't we play our RW on the right??James is much more effective on the left, and is the man in form right now. Martial has made a good start as a #9, so does that mean Rashford will start on the right?
It would be bad management if Ole shifts James to the right just to put Rashford on the left. The man in form should start in his favoured position. Mourinho made this mistake when Alexis was signed, Martial was in arguably the best form of his United career, yet was shifted out to the right to make way for Alexis.
And that's based on your expert analyses of a total of 4 games (1 of which James didn't even start)James hasn't been anything special on the right and Rashford is also a right footed player so on the left he'll also be cutting on his right foot and shooting. James seems to be better and more consistent than him in doing this, at least.
His crosses are largely useless given we have no tap in merchants at the club though. If Lukaku were still around I could see the merit of playing to James crossing ability alas if the Southampton game is anything to go by it'll just increase the frustrationThe difference between Robben and James though (aside from the obvious quality gap) is that James is more than capable of putting in good crosses with his left, so he could easily feign to cut in then take the outside on occasion to keep defenders guessing.
Maybe you are exaggerating to make the point but that's not true at all.He showed more at LW recently then Rashford has ever really. Scoring on his right and putting in dangerous crosses with his left, you can't move him back to the right.
To be honest though I said after pre season that he looks more a LW than RW and Ole started him at RW, so who knows what he will do when Martial is back.
Well that's better than forcing an idea he's better on the right without even a single game to prove that , especially when you want to play Rashford on the left who has exactly the same problem you see in James while playing there.And that's based on your expert analyses of a total of 4 games (1 of which James didn't even start)
You forgot:I think all 3 will be rotated in the front 3:-
Rashford Martial James
James Rashford Martial
Martial Rashford James
James Martial Rashford
Can see all 4 of those being components in every game to mess with the opponents defence
I think Rashford has looked more effective coming in off the left flank, as down the right he tends to go missing a lot. James seems to be equally efficient down both flanks though.I don't think James is much more effective than Rashford, he's put in some great early performances but Rashford is a menace. Perhaps he could play on the right a bit, mind.