He’s Manchester United's goalscoring hero but Marcus Rashford still isn’t allowed to get changed in the first-team dressing room at their training ground.
The 18-year-old has scored five goals in eight appearances at the Old Trafford club and has helped save United’s season.
He scored twice on his debut against Midtjylland and followed that up with another brace against Arsenal just three days later.
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And he will always be remembered for his winner in last Sunday’s Manchester derby where his goal sealed a brilliant 1-0 win at the Etihad Stadium.
But, the Sunday People are reporting that he still hasn’t earned the right to sit alongside the senior players at the Carrington training ground.
Louis van Gaal insists that Rashford must change in the Under-21 dressing room before teaming up with the likes of Wayne Rooney, Anthony Martial and Juan Mata on the training pitch.
When the session is over, Rashford must sit with their own age group in the canteen to eat lunch, while other first-team players sit together.
A Manchester United source told the Sunday People: “Marcus still uses the Under 21 dressing room at Carrington but he's not the only one. All the rest of the young players who have made their debut's recently do the same.
"It's the manager's policy to leave them with their own age groups for now and it's his decision when they are invited to change with the senior players at Carrington."
It’s believed that Van Gaal wants the youngsters to remain with their age group so that they stay grounded and don't think that they’ve suddenly ‘made it’ if they’re instantly promoted to the first-team changing room.
While that theory is understandable, it must be difficult for Rashford to fit in with the other senior players if he’s unable to spend any time with them other than on the training pitch or on the football pitch.
Rashford is still waiting for a new contract after his impressive performances, with the striker currently on a deal that is worth around £5,000-per-week. It's reported that his wages are likely to treble when he signs his new contract.
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