Manchester United captain Ashley Young has praised Marcus Rashford as a world-class talent and believes the forward’s style of play can frighten the opposition. The England international has been the standout performer for the Red Devils this term and he has already amassed 12 goals from just 20 appearances this term.
Rashford has only managed 13 goals during each of his past two seasons for the Red Devils but he appears on course to break that tally with more than half of the campaign remaining. Speaking to Sky Sports, Young was full of praise for his compatriot and said that there is plenty to come from the versatile forward, who he deems as a world-class player.
“He’s a world-class player, and when he’s at it, it’s hard to stop him. He’s just growing and growing – and he’s still young. He’s one of those players who wants to be out there. He wants to be out on the training pitch improving himself, and he’s at his best when he plays off instincts. He just plays off the cuff, and it’s frightening to see. I see it day in, day out, and his confidence is sky-high right now – yet he’s still saying he wants to improve. It’s just the way he is and he’s just got that mentality,” he told.
Rashford bagged a brace against Tottenham during the 2-1 league triumph in midweek but he could have quite easily sealed a hat-trick. The United graduate managed six shots on target during the game and he nearly scored a wonder-goal with one of his attempts which hit the woodwork from 30 yards.
Despite his efforts, United are still eight points behind the Champions League places. They are scheduled to face Manchester City on the road this weekend and the game remains a difficult prospect, given they have beaten their cross-town rivals in just one of the previous six Premier League meetings.