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Neville Predicts 21 Year Old Has The Potential To Become “Something Really Special” For United

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville is expecting Marcus Rashford to kick on from his latest performances to become a top-drawer player.

The TV pundit believes the 21-year-old is beginning to realise his potential in a United shirt:

“Rashford playing up front is fantastic – I love him to bits. He’s played nearly 150 games at the age of 21 and his potential is enormous. It’s actually now stepping up beyond potential to where he will be a top-class player.”

“People will talk about Romelu Lukaku and how is he getting back in the team – don’t worry about that, worry about the kid that’s playing that’s going to devastate teams.”

“He gives them mobility. They just need more energy up front. Lukaku has not been at his best. He has earned his chance. He gives them something different and he is a fantastic player. He is on the right trajectory to become something really special for Manchester United.”

Rashford has played as a central striker since the arrival of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as interim manager. After being shunted out wide or left on the bench for the majority of the first half of the season, regular game time in his favoured position has borne fruit.

In the four matches since Solskjaer has taken temporary charge, the United forward has scored three goals and provided one assist.

His composed finish for the second goal against Newcastle was very promising but equally impressive was the skill he showed to create a goal for Paul Pogba in the 4-1 win over Bournemouth last week.

As an all-round team player, with a high work rate to boot, Romelu Lukaku will find it tough to dislodge Rashford from his central role.