The England striker has been made to wait for his opportunities in the Manchester United team by Jose Mourinho this season but he was restored to the starting line-up for the crunch clash against Liverpool FC on Saturday.
The 20-year-old repaid his manager’s faith by scoring both of the Red Devils’ goals in the first half as they notched up an important victory against their bitter local rivals.
Rashford will now be hoping to hold down a regular spot in the first team at Old Trafford alongside his team-mate Lingard.
And Lingard believes that he and Rashford will get their chances as long as they continue to work hard.
Speaking in an interview with Manchester United’s website, Lingard said: “It is good that I can be around Marcus to have a laugh and reassure him that it’s going to come good and that if he gets a chance he will perform and he has done that.
“He has got good people around him, and they always assure him he is in a good place. What kid wouldn’t want to be at United at the moment? He is doing well, he has come in and he has got the right mentality and he has shown the manager what he can do.
“It’s a big club with big players and for players like me and Marcus it’s going to be tough to start every game but once you are on the pitch you have got to make an impact and maybe in the next game you will be starting. But you’ve got to always work hard and he does.
“If he can keep improving, keep doing what he is doing, the sky is the limit for him.”
Manchester United, who are second in the Premier League table after Saturday’s win, are currently preparing for their crunch clash against Sevilla in the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday night.
The two sides played out a goalless draw in the first leg in Spain last month.
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