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Maguire labels Rashford as ‘the most talented player I’ve ever played with’

Harry Maguire believes Marcus Rashford is the ‘most talented’ player he has ever played with and believes the forward will go on to have an ‘exceptional career’ for club and country.

Rashford has enjoyed the best goalscoring season of his career thus far for Manchester United this term, scoring 18 goals in all competitions and becoming an increasingly talismanic figure for the Old Trafford side.

Maguire has played alongside the 22-year-old at club level since his world record £80m move from Leicester last summer, whilst the pair have also been teammates at international level for the past three years.

Maguire – who was named as United captain earlier this season following the departure of Ashley Young – has lavished praise on his teammate and Rashford’s continued influence around the club, labelling the forward as the most talented player he has ever played alongside.

“I’ve always spoke so highly of Marcus when I was with him at England. I can’t speak highly enough of him. I think he’s going to go on to have an exceptional career,” Maguire told the Official Manchester United Podcast.

“I think as a club, you should have a captain and rely on him but you need to spread the onus of the leadership in the group. Marcus is there and he battles through every game, obviously he’s missing through a bad injury at the moment but he’s battling hard to get back and he’s very rarely missing games.

“He’s always wanting to make himself available. I think you can see around the place and on and off the field as well, he’s excellent with his charity work, which is great to see.

“On the pitch, like I said, he’s amazed me. He’s the most talented player I’ve ever played with and I’m sure he’s going to be a wonderful player for this club.”

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