Rash­ford makes his Marc with Eng­land

Manchester Evening News - - SPORT -

ENG­LAND play­ers raved about Mar­cus Rash­ford dur­ing the in­ter­na­tional fort­night and are con­vinced the United young­ster will be­come a su­per­star.

The 19-year-old started both 1-0 wins over Slove­nia and Lithua­nia and it was his per­for­mance in the first World Cup qual­i­fier which is be­lieved to have par­tic­u­larly im­pressed his in­ter­na­tional team-mates.

M.E.N. Sport un­der­stands the most vo­cal ad­mir­ers of Rash­ford in the Eng­land set-up ac­tu­ally play for United’s top-six ri­vals. One en­thused Rash­ford is ‘so good’ for a teenager and be­lieves he is des­tined to de­velop into a mar­quee player.

Rash­ford has scored five and as­sisted four goals al­ready for the Reds this sea­son and started in six of their seven Premier League matches. United man­ager Jose Mour­inho has ro­tated him evenly with An­thony Mar­tial on the left wing since mid-Au­gust and Rash­ford’s only ap­pear­ance up front was in the Carabao Cup win over Bur­ton Al­bion, when he scored twice.

Mour­inho was par­tic­u­larly ef­fu­sive about Rash­ford’s de­fen­sive dis­ci­pline on the flank dur­ing the slen­der win at Southamp­ton last month.

Boy­hood United fan Rash­ford was spot­ted by the club aged seven at ju­nior team Fletcher Moss Rangers and re­jected ap­proaches from Liver­pool and Ever­ton to join their academies.

He made a stir­ring start to his pro­fes­sional ca­reer with braces in his first two games against Midtjyl­land and Ar­se­nal and has al­ready won three ma­jor hon­ours with United.

His Old Traf­ford con­tract ex­pires in 2020, but United have the op­tion of an ad­di­tional year.

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