As the England manager who needs to keep tabs on all the players, Gareth Southgate revealed that he is very impressed with Marcus Rashford.
It has taken Marcus Rashford only a few matches in the post-Mourinho era to finally start to properly impress Gareth Southgate, the England manager has been able to truly see his real potential and has analyzed the many aspects in which this young player can help the Three Lions.
Ever since Jose Mourinho came to Manchester United, Rashford never really felt like he was being put to good use in order to help Manchester United achieve their goals.
The 21-year old always felt that the Portuguese manager never really took him seriously and didn’t value his full potential inside the squad, things have changed drastically now that Mourinho is gone and Rashford is finally blossoming as he always should’ve at Manchester United.
The last five games have been incredibly important for this player, he has become one of the club’s most important players and has been proving that he really has an untapped potential that very few other players in football possess today.
Just this Sunday he was compared to Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, this is the kind of talent that he has and he can help the Red Devils achieve great things.
— SOCCER-MATE (@soccer_mate) January 21, 2019
But Marcus hasn’t only surprised his club manager, as England’s own Gareth Southgate also expressed what he thinks of this new version of Marcus Rashford.
“Given that he’s only 21, he will definitely continue to improve,” Southgate said via Four Four Two.
“When you have a mindset like he has and a desire to be as good as he wants to be, then that will happen.”
“He’s a tremendous talent, we’ve known that for a long time and with us, he’s scored three goals in the period after the World Cup.”
“And he’s showing great signs with his club of maturing and getting stronger and playing with the belief – and that is so important for young players.”
“I think that’s still to be decided really. He’s played a lot of his football as a number nine, he’s played a lot of his football either side of a front three.”
“In the modern game, I think flexibility, particularly in those attacking positions [is so important]. When I think of United from years ago with [Cristiano] Ronaldo, [Wayne] Rooney, [Carlos] Tevez, all three of them would pop up in different areas of the pitch.”
“That fluidity is difficult to mark, so I don’t think it’s important what his best position is but I think it’s important he is playing, and playing well, and developing and showing that confidence.”
I'm not saying they're bad managers but Mourinho and Southgate underestimated Rashford's potential and focused on Lingard and Pogba more. Ole hasn't disappointed me…yet. pic.twitter.com/R6zwc4LNYD
— Veronica🍣🌈 (@VanillaSushi) January 20, 2019
The real challenge for Marcus Rashford is about to begin, as he has barely started to feel comfortable on the pitch with Mourinho gone and he is finally developing to become the player we all saw when he made his debut.
Marcus Rashford is nothing but the last of many incredible players that Dutch manager Louis van Gaal helped debut, this manager has an outstanding track record when it comes to helping new talents make their debuts in several clubs.
Ever since he began his career as a manager for Ajax when he was very young, Val Gaal has helped players such as Edgar Davids, Clarence Seedorf, Xavi Hernandez, Carles Puyol, Andres Iniesta, Toni Kroos, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Philip Lahm, and Marcus Rashford make their debut with their home clubs.
This history that Van Gaal has, perfectly describes the eye for talent that he has and gives us an idea of the type of player that the English youngster can become in the future.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 19, 2019
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