Marcus Rashford has earned some praise from the most unlikeliest of sources. Last night, the man from Wythenshawe came on for his Champions League debut, and scored in the dying embers. Now, Steven Gerrard couldn’t help but admire the youngster.
Gerrard has claimed that Rashford has a huge future ahead of him, which is made even better due to the fact that he’s English. Although Gerrard couldn’t help himself by taking a cheeky jibe at the Red Devils in the process.
“He’s got a huge future ahead of him. It’s great that he’s English,” Gerrard said, having captained England for some years. Not so good that he’s a United player from my point of view,” he said on BT Sport, as per The Peoples Person.
“He’s got pace, he’s got everything to his game. He scores goals and we spoke a few weeks ago about Trent Alexander-Arnold having the courage and the character to step up while there’s big names around to take free-kicks and credit to the kid having that bottle.”
Rashford surprises me with each passing week and that’s the best thing about him. Every single game he plays, he goes out there and adds something further to his game, be it set-piece taking, a new skill or more off-ball intelligence.
The scary thing is that the striker is still only nineteen years of age. He’ll continue to grow and develop for at least another half a decade, and I can only imagine just how good he will be in six or seven years time. It’s always nice to receive praise, and for it to come from one of the best players of his generation will please Rashford.