We do not have any player that runs in behind the defence like he does playing on the shoulder of the last defender and also has the ability to drop deep and start attacks. An absolute nightmare for any defence to play against. His finishing needs to be better, absolutely, but he is key to the way we have been playing and there is no way he is getting dropped.
I want to see Rashford getting some more game time but I don't have him starting ahead of Sterling.
By no means does this offer an argument that he is good, but if Pep plays him week in week out and he bangs 20 goals for one of the best league sides the country has seen for at least a couple of decades, he is not "dog" as someone on this thread has described him.
I think I have already spoken about this on this forum, possibly even this thread, but anyway......He got crucified for his one-on-one miss versus Sweden; go and re-watch it and please please let me know if you still think it was poor play from him. A very intelligent run which left their defence for dead, a great first touch but the most competent part of that move was their keeper, who rushed out and got a solid hand to the ball as Sterling was rounding him, which was a true world class piece of goal keeping. He didn't even get any plaudits for that as everyone was on Sterling's back. Sterling should have played Kane in once forced out wide and for that he deserves some stick, yes, but that greediness is what gets you goals as well.
Tonight just watch him, watch his movement and watch the defender who is trying to keep an eye on him and the space he opens up. He is a very good player.
Edit, just seen Sendo's post which I could've probably just quoted and put a "+1" underneath haha