Wayne Rooney hails ‘incredible’ Man United team-mate

Wayne Rooney has his say on Marcus Rashford's recent rise at Manchester United

Wayne Rooney has heaped praise on the “incredible” Marcus Rashford following the teenager’s rise to prominence at Manchester United.

The 18-year-old has earned plenty of new admirers since breaking into the Red Devils’ first team under Louis van Gaal last season.

Rashford scored on his senior England debut last month and has been included in Roy Hodgson’s final squad for his summer’s Euro 2016 tournament in France.

And Rooney has been thoroughly impressed by what he has seen from the teenager in recent months.

Speaking at a news conference on Wednesday afternoon, England captain Rooney said: “The way Marcus took to coming into the Manchester United team and the way he’s performed from when he’s come in until the end of the season has been incredible.

“He’s certainly showed what he can do in his first game for England, getting his first goal in the first couple of minutes.

“I think what’s pleasing about him is his attitude. It’s first class and that’s shown around the hotel and on the training pitch and he deserves it. He could be a real positive for us.”

Both Rooney and Rashford are preparing for life under Jose Mourinho after the Portuguese coach was appointed as Manchester United’s new manager last week.

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Mourinho has signed a three-year contract with the Red Devils after the club opted to sack Louis van Gaal following their fifth-placed finish in the Premier League under the Dutchman last season.

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