Neville: Man United star is on fire, he can be absolutely world class

Phil Neville discusses Marcus Rashford's rise to prominence at Manchester United

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Manchester United starlet Marcus Rashford Photo: Tag Heuer

Phil Neville has lavished praise on Marcus Rashford following his sparkling form for Manchester United so far this season.

The 19-year-old has been an important player for the Red Devils under Jose Mourinho in recent weeks, scoring two goals and making one assist in five Premier League outings.

The teenager also found the net twice and notched up an assist in the League Cup win over Burton Albion at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.

Rashford has become one of England’s most exciting talents since breaking into the first team at Old Trafford under Louis van Gaal.

And former Manchester United defender Neville believes that the teenager has huge amounts of potential.

Neville said on Sky Sports last week: “He broke in under Louis van Gaal and set the world on fire, in his second season under Jose Mourinho everyone thought he wouldn’t play but he did in all the big games.

“Now he is adding goals to his game and he can be absolutely world class.”

Rashford will be hoping to feature for Manchester United when the Red Devils return to Premier League action on Saturday afternoon with a trip to the south coast to take on Southampton.

Mourinho’s men head into the game joint top of the Premier League table with neighbours Manchester City, after having won four of their opening five top flight games.

Manchester United finished sixth but won both the League Cup and Europa League in Mourinho’s first campaign in charge at Old Trafford last season.

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