It’s crazy to think that it’s approaching two years since Marcus Rashford marked his Manchester United debut with two goals in a Europa League match against FC Midtjylland.
Since then, the boy wonder has gone from strength-to-strength to not only remain in United’s starting XI but to establish himself as an England regular.
Of course, Rashford’s progress was helped by the fact he bagged a brace against Arsenal just days after his incredible debut in the Europa League, but he deserves massive credit for the way he has made the transition from academy to first-team with such ease.
While the wonderkid deserves all the credit for his electric start to his career, Louis van Gaal must be credited with giving him the opportunity - although he didn’t have too much of a choice due to injuries.
But Rashford has been helped along his way by the numerous coaches throughout the various age groups while at the club - including two club legends.
With Ryan Giggs working alongside Van Gaal, Rashford had the opportunity to work closely with former winger. And Rashford believes that Giggs has massively helped him and other youngsters at the club.
"Yeah, [Ryan] Giggs in the later stages, which is always a big help when you know you have them. The coaches that have been there and done it,” he said in an interview with the Independent.
"He's always in connection with the club, whether it's him saying it or whether someone's telling you that he said something.
"I think players like him and people like him, they always have that connection with the club.
"For young players it's vital - he's come through and done it himself. It's important what he has to say.”
Rashford on Scholes' sessions
But Giggs isn’t the only hero Rashford has been coached by.
Paul Scholes returned to the club as a coach and ran some training sessions as he attempts to earn his coaching badges.
And it’s clear that Rashford enjoyed the sessions that legendary midfielder put on.
“[Paul] Scholes had a couple of training sessions, when he was doing his coaching badges, and they were fun and enjoyable,” he said.
Scholes on management
While Scholes doesn’t appear to be any closer to becoming a manager, he has previously admitted he wants to be 100% committed when he eventually does.
"When I go into management, I want to do so with 100 per cent commitment," he said.
"At the moment I have a lot of responsibilities and things going on in my life that I cannot simply drop immediately.
"Most importantly I have a young family who need their dad around, having been away a lot during my playing career.
"There was no way, for example, I would ever have tried to combine a coaching job with my work on television."
And Rashford has already given an insight into what kind of manager Scholes be will - fun and enjoyable.
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