England boss Gareth Southgate has heaped praise on United starlet Marcus Rashford when the youngster scored England’s only goal in their 1-0 friendly victory over Switzerland on Tuesday
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho will be hoping the youngster can produce similarly good performances in their upcoming Premier League games and will focus on turning Marcus Rashford into the complete forward after losing patience with Anthony Martial.
“Well, we were very keen that he had the opportunity that we were determined over this period to give him some match minutes. We think he’s a big part of our future.
“We think he’s a fantastic talent with a great mentality. We’ve really talked to him a lot about being in the penalty box more, being higher up the pitch and both of his goals have come in those areas, which is great for him.
“We know he can score some spectacular goals from long range, but the reality is you’re going to be limited in numbers if that’s where your goals are coming from,” said Southgate.
The France international has been repeatedly linked with the Old Trafford exit after falling out of favour under Mourinho due to his inconsistent displays.
Rashford has also been regularly overlooked in his favoured position through the middle, but the London Evening Standard claims that the academy product has his manager’s full trust and will be given more chances to impress.
Mourinho is said to be determined to mould Rashford into one of the best players in the world in his position, whereas Martial’s future remains as uncertain as ever.
Alan Shearer and Jamie Carragher have both urged Rashford to leave United if he is to player regular football.