Former Manchester United full-back Gary Neville has claimed that Marcus Rashford was brilliant to watch against Newcastle United.
The youngster has scored the second goal following Romelu Lukaku’s opener in United’s 2-0 win on Wednesday night at St James’ Park.
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— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) January 3, 2019
Rashford, who is maintaining his fine form under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has now scored three times in Norwegian’s first four games in charge.
And former United captain Neville believes the England international is fulfilling his potential.
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— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) January 2, 2019
Neville told Sky Sports: “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.”
“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 the 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.”
Meanwhile, United legend Neville has told Solskjaer that he still has big work at the backline.
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“Ole will be happy. It was a sterner test. They had bumps in the game, obstacles at times. He had to make substitutions and changed it and got rewarded for that,” he added.
“He’ll be happy with the clean sheet because I think that’s important to let the defence build some confidence. You can still see that they look a little bit nervy at times.”
“Christian Atsu, I don’t know how many shots he had, I think about 55, he had that many chances. They were half chances, but still, United just gave him too many moments.”
“I think Antonio Valencia coming back, he needed that game under his belt but United had the clinical finishing. When Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez came on, they still had that counter-attack threat and in Rashford, they had the outstanding striker on the pitch.”