Jesse Lingard sends message to Man United fans about 20-year-old talent

Jesse Lingard explains why he is expecting to see big things from Marcus Rashford at Man United

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Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford Photo: UEFA / Handout

Jesse Lingard is backing Marcus Rashford to develop into an incredible player for Manchester United in the coming seasons.

The 20-year-old has earned huge amounts of praise for his mature displays for the Red Devils since he broke into the first team at Old Trafford under Louis van Gaal.

Rashford has developed a reputation as one of the country’s finest young attacking talents and has been a regular fixture in the starting line-up for both England and Manchester United in recent months.

The forward has scored three goals and made three assists in 11 Premier League games for Manchester United so far this season to help Jose Mourinho’s men up to second place in the table.

And his Manchester United team-mate Lingard has been hugely impressed by the development he has seen from Rashford at Old Trafford of late.

Speaking to Inside United magazine, Lingard said: “He’s scoring, he’s assisting, he’s in the team, which is where he wants to be, so the accolades will come for him I’m sure.

“His development has been huge. When we first saw him come on the scene, he was a little, skinny kid! He’s gained a lot of maturity, he’s filled out and he’s stronger and faster.

“I think you have to look at his shooting accuracy, his technique, the goals he’s scored, his assists – he’s become an all-round player.

“If he can keep developing like that and learning from all the experiences he has, there is no doubt he can become a top, top player.”

Both Lingard and Rashford will be hoping to feature for Manchester United when the Red Devils return to Premier League action after the international break with a home clash against Newcastle United on Saturday.

The Red Devils are aiming to get back to winning ways after their disappointing 1-0 loss to Chelsea before the international break.

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