Arsenal legend-turned-pundit Ian Wright believes Marcus Rashford has the potential to turn out to be a world-class performer for both club and country.
The 19-year-old recently expressed his ambition to win everything within his grasp, and Wright is right behind the youngster due to his drive and determination to succeed.
Speaking on ITV, he said: “He’s driven. What he said there, Premier League, Champions League and World Cup. Some people might laugh and scoff at that but when you look at him and look at his dedication and drive, you wouldn’t put that past him. People will say ‘yeah, he’s not going to do it with England’ but if everybody can start having that same drive and vision, anything could happen. It’s great to see.”
Rashford have moved a long way since his debut against Midtjylland in the Europa League in February 2016, and he is now considered as a regular for both club and country. Rashford has already won four titles with the United first-team, and Wright feels that the attacker should feature in a more central role due to his precise movement which often leaves defenders behind, he added: “I would love to see him have a berth right up the centre. His pace, his movement, he’s got I think some of the best movement in the players we’ve got.”
The United graduate has not had quite a blistering start to the new season, but he still has the backing of Jose Mourinho who believes that he has the right attitude on the pitch. Similarly, Rashford has also made a mark with the England national side after having produced a number of impressive displays from the substitutes’ bench. The attacker was seemingly ignored under former boss Roy Hodgson, but he has found reasonable gametime with Gareth Southgate in charge of the Three Lions.
Manchester United travel to Staffordshire to take on Stoke City in their next outing, and Rashford could be called upon from the off after he opened his goalscoring account against Leicester City prior to the international break.