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Solskjaer slammed Man Utd player for moaning over position change

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Solskjaer reportedly told Rashford to stop complaining about playing out of position
Solskjaer reportedly told Rashford to stop complaining about playing out of position / Pool/GettyImages
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Former Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly slammed Marcus Rashford for "moaning" about playing a different position.

Under Solskjaer, Rashford played both on the right wing as well as through the middle despite preferring to play on the left. The 24-year-old has been used as a wing-back under interim boss Ralf Rangnick since taking over in December following Solskjaer's sacking.

The England international underwent shoulder surgery after Euro 2020 and was ruled out for the first few months of the current campaign. Rashford was one of the three England players to miss a penalty in the final against Italy, and according to the Daily Mail, the United star "stayed in bed for days after the game and sought the help of a sports psychologist for the first time".

The report also claims that Rashford was told to "stop moaning" when he approached Solskjaer about playing out of position. The winger has been criticised in recent weeks for his performance and was slammed by fans after the 1-0 win over Aston Villa in the FA Cup.

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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