Steven Gerrard makes honest admission about 19-year-old Man United starlet

Steven Gerrard talks up Marcus Rashford's potential at Manchester United

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Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford Photo: UEFA / Handout

Steven Gerrard believes that Marcus Rashford has “wonderful” potential and says he could emulate the likes of Ryan Giggs at Manchester United.

Rashford has earned plenty of new admirers since he first burst onto the scene at Old Trafford under Louis van Gaal in the 2015-16 campaign.

The 19-year-old has continued his development under new manager Jose Mourinho with Manchester United and is now seen as a regular starter in the first team at Old Trafford.

Rashford has scored two goals and made one assist in four Premier League games for the Red Devils so far this season to help them top the Premier League table.

The teenager also netted in the Champions League for the first time when he came off the bench during the 3-0 win over Basel at Old Trafford in Manchester United’s group opener on Tuesday night.

Former Liverpool and England star Gerrard admits that he is a huge fan of the youngster and is backing him to enjoy a strong career at Manchester United.

Speaking on BT Sport on Tuesday night, Gerrard said: “It’s great for him [to score his first Champions League goal].

“He’s a great footballer with wonderful potential. If he attacks the far post, he’ll get his goals.

“We saw that with Ryan Giggs over the years. He has a great future.”

Rashford will be hoping to feature for Manchester United when the Red Devils take on Everton at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday.

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