Neville: We’ve been underestimating Man United talent, he’ll be an absolute superstar

The Manchester United legend believes Marcus Rashford has enormous potential following his double in a 4-1 win against Burton

Man United striker Marcus Rashford Photo: Tag Heuer

Phil Neville has claimed that Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford is underrated in the Premier League.

The 19-year-old scored twice in the Red Devils’ 4-1 win against Burton in the League Cup third round on Wednesday night.

Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal gave the striker his Premier League debut in a 3-2 win against Arsenal in the Premier League in 2015.

Rashford laid down a marker with two goals against the Gunners before going on to secure a further six goals in the 2015-16 season.

Mourinho initially used the England international sparingly before Rashford became an important member of the team following Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s season-ending injury.

The teenager has carried his form into the 2017-18 season with a return of five goals and one assist in seven appearances in all competitions.

Former Manchester United defender Neville believes Rashford has enormous potential before adding that the Red Devils forward is underrated in England.

“I think for the last two seasons he has played most of his football on the left-hand side,” Neville told Sky Sports on Wednesday night.

“I think when he’s centre-forward, I think this lad can be an absolute superstar, I really do. This lad, I’m a massive fan of him.

“I think we underestimate him in this country, I don’t think we realise how good a player he can be at centre-forward.”

Manchester United finished in sixth place in the Premier League table last season but won the League Cup and the Europa League in their first season under Mourinho.

The Red Devils signed Benfica defender Victor Lindelof, Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic and Everton striker Romelu Lukaku in the summer transfer window.

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