Gary Neville has said that Marcus Rashford is on the right path to becoming ‘something really special’ after watching his most recent impressive display for Manchester United.
Rashford is one of a number of Manchester United players who has been given a new lease of life following the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with the England international scoring three and assisting one of United’s 14 goals under the Norwegian.
He was given the Man of the Match award in the Red Devils 2-0 win over Newcastle on Wednesday evening – their fourth win on the spin under Solskjaer – and speaking after the game, Neville has said it has been ‘brilliant to watch’ Rashford’s return to form and has predicted that he has an extremely bright future at the club.
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“They looked really dangerous going forward. I think with a bit more quality, Newcastle would have scored goals because there are still a few problems at the back,” Neville said on Sky Sports.
“But the spring in the counter-attack is there and Rashford playing up front is fantastic – I love him to bits. He’s played nearly 150 games at the age of 21 and his potential is enormous. It’s actually now stepping up beyond potential to where he will be a top-class player.
“People will talk about Romelu Lukaku and how is he getting back in the team – don’t worry about that, worry about the kid that’s playing that’s going to devastate teams.
“He gives them mobility. They just need more energy up front. Lukaku has not been at his best. He has earned his chance. He gives them something different and he is a fantastic player. He is on the right trajectory to become something really special for Manchester United.
“He was a massive problem all night and deservedly won the man of the match – he was brilliant to watch.”