Wayne Rooney and Marcus Rashford.

Marcus Rashford shows subtle support for Wayne Rooney on Instagram

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Marcus Rashford's meteoric rise to stardom has, to some extent, coincided with Wayne Rooney's decline in form.

However, that doesn't mean that the Manchester United youngster is happy to sit back and watch while he draws the plaudits and his veteran teammate at club and international level endures a tough time.

At least that is what Rashford's latest activity on social media suggests. 

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With Rooney having been booed by a section of fans in attendance at Wembley on Saturday during England's game against Malta,when playing for England against Malta, a lot of United fans have tried to show their support for their out of form captain in recent days.

That was apparent in a post by the 'United Latest' Instagram account on Thursday evening which showed an image of Rooney alongside the message, "We were behind you then, and we are behind you now Wayne."

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After just an hour of being uploaded to the social media site, the post had almost 5,000 likes. As reported by 101 Great Goals, one of those likes came from none other than a certain Marcus Rashford.

It is a nice touch from Rashford as he continues his own rapid rise up the footballing ladder. And, considering the youngster is a life-long United fan, it is understandable that he is keen to back a player he grew up watching.

Moreover, while Rooney has been forced to sit on the bench for club and country recently, Rashford has been touted for a starting spot by a large section of fans.

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The 19-year-old striker isn't the only one to have publicly backed Rooney during the 30-year-old's difficult run.

A host of England teammates admitted to being shocked that fans had booed the nation's all-time top goalscorer last Saturday, whilst Jose Mourinho still insists Rooney has a big role to play at Old Trafford despite starting recent games on the bench.

The next opportunity Rooney will have to prove his worth for the Red Devils will be on Monday night when United face their fierce rivals, Liverpool.

Considering his previous history with Everton, Man Utd fans will have to make sure they are vocal in their support of Rooney if they are to drown out the boos that will inevitably come from the Liverpool section.

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One thing that does seem to be clear judging by Rashford's Instagram like is that, if Rooney comes on and scores, his young strike partner will be the first to join him in celebrating.

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