Manchester United Football Club have made a decent start to the season, and one man who has been at the heart of that despite not playing all that much is Marcus Rashford. The 18-year-old has only made a couple of substitute appearances so far, but he’s expected to start against Feyenoord on Thursday.
Ahead of that game, though, Rashford has earned some heavy praise from his new U21 teammate, Nathan Redmond. The tricky winger has labelled the man from Wythenshawe one of the best he has ever seen at U21 level.
“He’s different to Saido Berahino, Harry Kane and Danny Ings,” Southampton’s new signing said.
“They all have different qualities and pose different threats at that level.
“But Marcus’ direct pace and how he’s quite unorthodox with the ball, along with his finishing, is up there with some of the best that I’ve seen at Under-21 level.
“They’re all top class strikers though.”
This is high praise indeed. Although Rashford must’ve been disappointed about having to drop down a level, he didn’t let it bother him and went out and put in a supremely commanding performance by scoring a hat-trick.
It would’ve also made Jose Mourinho take some more notice of the striker, and that three-goal haul coupled with his excellent second half in the derby will be the reason why he is starting in the Europa League in a couple of days time.