Neville tips Mourinho to start 21-year-old in Man United v Man City
The Man United legend believes Jose Mourinho will start Marcus Rashford in the Manchester derby on Sunday
Phil Neville has backed Marcus Rashford to start Manchester United’s derby clash against Manchester City on Sunday.
The England international dropped to the bench for Manchester United’s 4-2 win at Watford in the Premier League last month.
Rashford didn’t return to the Manchester United starting line-up for their 3-1 victory over title rivals Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium last weekend.
England midfielder Jesse Lingard has scored three goals in two Premier League games to rival Rashford for a starting spot in the derby.
Rashford has still managed to score eight goals in all competitions this season to make a strong start to the 2017-18 season.
Former Manchester United defender Neville is tipping Rashford to return to the Red Devils starting line-up at Old Trafford on Sunday evening.
“Rashford has played in every game up until the Watford game,” Neville told Irish radio station Newstalk.
“I think he has taken him out to freshen him up. I think he will go with Rashford even though Martial has been in form. Rashford can defend and he can stay with runners.”
Rashford scored eight goals in 18 games in all competitions in the 2015-16 season after making his debut under Louis van Gaal.
The Red Devils forward helped Manchester United to win the Europa League and the League Cup last term.