Man United legend opens up about 19-year-old Old Trafford talent

Marcus Rashford has been earning plenty of praise from Manchester United legend Andy Cole

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Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford Photo: Tag Heuer

Andy Cole has lavished praise on Marcus Rashford following the teenager’s impressive form for Manchester United.

The 19-year-old has been a regular fixture in the first team at Old Trafford since first bursting onto the scene under Louis van Gaal back in the 2015-16 campaign.

Rashford has made a strong start to the new season for Manchester United, scoring one goal and making one assist to help Jose Mourinho’s men top the Premier League table.

The teenager also scored England’s winner in their 2-1 victory over Slovakia on Monday night as they took a step closer towards qualification for the 2018 World Cup.

And former Manchester United star Cole is convinced that Rashford can go on to become a world beater at Old Trafford.

Cole told Sky Sports News on Tuesday: “He’s a young man, he’s hungry, he’s got loads of desire and passion.

“What I like about him is that he plays every game like it’s his last. If he continues to improve with the players he’s got around him he could be a world beater, he’s definitely got the quality.

“His attitude is bang on, he works hard and wants to improve. I was listening to him last season talking about how much he was watching Wayne [Rooney] and Zlatan [Ibrahimovic] and how much he learns off those guys.

“He’s taking it all on board and taking it in his stride.”

Rashford will be hoping to feature for Manchester United when the Red Devils take on Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

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