Ashley Young tips Marcus Rashford to become one of the world’s best

Manchester United ace Ashley Young has backed Marcus Rashford to become one of the world’s best after finding the consistency upfront under the guidance of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The England international has been in-and-out of the starting lineup over the past two years under ex-boss Jose Mourinho but his fortunes have changed since Solskjaer took over the reigns on a temporary basis.

Speaking on MUTV, Young hailed the immense potential of his compatriot and stated that the 21-year-old has the perfect platform to learn from one of United’s favourite forward in yesteryear in Solskjaer. He added that the youngster has the burning desire to impress even on the training field and that should hold well in his progress for the forthcoming years.

He said: “It’s not a bad person to learn off, is it? With the career he had and what a player he was. I think he’s learning each day and obviously the manager will guide him in the way he does, but, like I say, Marcus just wants to learn. He’s on the training pitch all the time and at times you have to drag him off because he just wants to be out there. I’ve said it from the time he broke into the team and even before then, he can be an unbelievable talent. He’s got the world ahead of him.”

Rashford had been linked with a potential move to Real Madrid of late amid the struggles to cement a regular role under Mourinho but that speculation has pretty much ceased with Ole offering him the chance to lead the line in the Premier League. That has paid dividends with five goals during the past seven league matches, although he still has room for improvement with the finishing, which haunted the club in the recent 2-2 draw against Burnley. Rashford is expected to start for United this weekend when they face Leicester City on the road.

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