Sheringham praises rising Man Utd star Rashford

Date published: Saturday 2nd April 2016 1:40

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Teddy Sheringham has praised the attitude of Marcus Rashford since exploding onto the scene at Manchester United.

Seventeen years since the former England striker left an indelible mark at United, the teenage academy graduate is quickly making his own impression.

Sheringham’s stoppage-time equaliser helped United towards the most remarkable of comeback wins against Bayern Munich in the 1999 Champions League final and, while yet to get anywhere near such heights, few will forget Rashford’s start to life at United.

Rashford was thrown in against FC Midtjylland following a warm-up injury to Anthony Martial, and the 19-year-old marked his debut with a brace in a 5-1 win – a performance bettered days later when netting another double against Arsenal in a 3-2 win at Old Trafford.

Rashford has started every match since and his star rose even further last time out, scoring the winner in the Manchester derby – the kind of performance that has impressed Sheringham.

Speaking to Press Association Sport, the former England striker said: “He does have something about him, without a doubt.

“He seems to have been unearthed from nowhere at Manchester United – not a lot of talk about him.

“When Michael Owen came in all those years ago, I think a lot of people knew about him beforehand and were expecting him to come on the scene and just explode. That’s exactly what he did.

“With Rashford, he seems to have come from nowhere and he definitely knows where the net is. It is fantastic to have another one coming through the ranks.

“He has got a bit of pace, gets in behind, but just being at the right place at the right time is a knack for any striker.

“You can teach it but if you have that born into you, it’s a lovely knack to have.

“He seems to be scoring all types of goals at the moment, which is great to see.”

Rashford has inspired United in recent weeks, and a run of three wins in their last four games has put them in contention for a top-four finish.

They entered the weekend sixth in the Premier League standings, with West Ham and a point all that split them from rivals City in the final Champions League spot.

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