“Of course, we worked on that. And I think he can do both, and [it] depends on sometimes from the opposition which role he best fits. But what is important for him also is the formation, to bring players around him [into the game], and especially to bring [in] players from the back of him in the formation, and [be in a] position where he can make combinations and make movements, and I think he’s doing that very well. I’m happy, and satisfied, with his role. But also when he’s playing from the left, he has also a big impact on our games.”
United fans were singing Harry Kane’s name [against Tottenham], about him joining in the summer… would a no.9, in your eyes, give you more options in terms of Marcus and is that a priority?
“Yeah, I think everyone knows it’s not a secret and that we’re [looking at] the long term. Over the whole season, we had a shortage of no.9s, because first the drop out of [Cristiano] Ronaldo, then Anthony Martial was often not available, Jadon Sancho was often not available, then you have a shortage of frontline players. So with less players, we have to cover many games. So yeah, definitely we [have a] need in the frontline, we need players who strengthen the squad.”
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