‘Exceptional’ Man Utd star receives biggest of compliments from Maguire

Date published: Monday 11th May 2020 10:50

Marcus Rashford is the most talented player Harry Maguire has ever played with, the Manchester United captain has declared.

Rashford broke through to the United first team in incredible fashion in 2016, scoring twice on his debut to spur a Europa League comeback against FC Midtjylland.

Since then, the striker has gone from strength to strength, becoming a crucial figure up front for both the Red Devils and the senior England set-up.

Indeed, the 22-year-old has scored 64 goals and assisted 32 others in 201 outings, including 19 goals since Maguire moved to Old Trafford last summer.

Speaking to the UTD Podcast after nine months of working together, Maguire paid Rashford the ultimate compliment.

“I’ve always spoke so highly of Marcus when I was with him at England,” the defender said. I can’t speak highly enough of him. I think he’s going to go on to have an exceptional career.

“I think as a club, you should have a captain and rely on him but you need to spread the onus of the leadership in the group.

“Marcus is there and he battles through every game, obviously he’s missing through a bad injury at the moment but he’s battling hard to get back and he’s very rarely missing games.

“He’s always wanting to make himself available. I think you can see around the place and on and off the field as well, he’s excellent with his charity work, which is great to see.

 

“On the pitch, like I said, he’s amazed me. He’s the most talented player I’ve ever played with and I’m sure he’s going to be a wonderful player for this club.”

Rashford suffered a double stress fracture in his back in January but is expected to be raring to go if the Premier League is given the green light to resume.

Fellow United star Paul Pogba has also had his season ruined by injury, the Frenchman dealing with two foot injuries, but he too is expected to be available.

Indeed, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has indicated his excitement at the possibility of seeing Pogba line up alongside January arrival Bruno Fernandes.

In other news, Gary Neville has questioned a report claiming that his former side must pay £20million if they want Odion Ighalo to stay at the club next season.

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