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Rashford played on both the right wing and through the middle under Solskjaer, despite preferring to play out on the left.
And the 24-year-old United star has even been deployed as a wing-back under Red Devils interim manager Ralf Rangnick.
Solskjaer, who was sacked by United last November, had to adapt his attacking trio after the arrivals of Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Rashford was ruled out of the early stages of the season for United after he underwent shoulder surgery following Euro 2020 last summer.
The United forward was one of three England players, alongside Bukayo Saka and Sancho, to miss a penalty for England in their Euro 2020 final defeat to Italy.
According to The Daily Mail, Rashford ‘stayed in bed for days’ after the Italy defeat and ‘sought the help of a sports psychologist for the first time.’
The newspaper reports that the England international was ‘told to stop moaning’ by Solskjaer after he approached him about playing out of position.
“Those who know Rashford describe an essentially shy boy who wears his heart on his sleeve. They say self-doubt can easily be mistaken for attitude,” Chris Wheeler wrote for The Daily Mail.
Rashford’s form has been criticised in recent weeks and he was slammed by fans for his woeful performance in United’s 1-0 FA Cup win over Aston Villa at Old Trafford.
The United star missed an excellent opportunity to add his name to the scoresheet after failing to follow up on Mason Greenwood’s shot.
Rashford hasn’t scored for United since his side’s 3-0 win over Tottenham last October, with even Rangnick perplexed at his player’s loss of form.
When asked about Rashford’s form, Rangnick said: “Actually, I don’t know. I think he’s trying hard.
“In training, he was doing well in the last couple of days, that’s why he was quite rightly in the starting XI.
“I think in the first half we found him quite often, but we also tried to get him into the box.
“In the second half that was not that often the case and that’s why at the end of the game I decided to make two changes with Anthony Elanga and Jesse Lingard.
“It was very important to progress into the next round. Yes [confidence is important] especially for strikers -- it’s important that they score goals on and off, that there are moments of success.
“Of course, it would be good, for example, for Marcus if he could score a goal but as long as he’s trying, as long as he’s training well, I don’t see that much of a problem.”
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