Marcus Rashford hailed by Sir Alex Ferguson

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Sir Alex Ferguson believes Marcus Rashford is an example of what Manchester United are all about. 

The club's legendary former manager has hailed Rashford, claiming that he's 'one of the best in years'.

Rashford, of course, only made his debut for the club back in February but has enjoyed a remarkable opening couple of months with the first-team at Old Trafford. 


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Despite only being 18-years-old, the exciting forward has already racked up five goals for the club, including strikes against Premier League giants Arsenal and Manchester City. 

Ferguson, then, has insisted that the future in Manchester is bright and has highlighted Rashford for special praise. 

Rashford praise 

Speaking to Sky Sports, as per The Guardian, Ferguson said: “He’s given nine young players their debut – I think the future is good. Rashford is an example of what I think is Manchester United.  

"They are the one club in England who will always identify a Rashford and give a young kid a chance – there is no better club in England at giving young kids a chance. Rashford is a sensation and one of the best in years.”

Exciting talents 

United chief Louis van Gaal may well have been criticised throughout the course of his tenure, but he most definitely deserves credit for staying with the United tradition of handing youth a chance to shine. 

Rashford and France international Anthony Martial have clearly been the standout youngsters at United this season, while the likes of Guillermo Varela, Jesse Lingard, Timothy Fosu-Mensah and co. have all enjoyed themselves with the first-team. 

There's also Dutchman Memphis Depay, of course; the former PSV man may well have endured a tricky debut campaign, but it would be foolish to write him off at this stage. 

At just 22-years-old, there's no reason why he won't be able to adapt to the English game over the coming seasons. His pace, power and skill should eventually see him come to prominence at Old Trafford. 

England international Luke Shaw shouldn't be forgotten. Before his injury, he was arguably the club's most consistent player and has the attributes to star at Old Trafford for the next decade. There's every chance that he will return from injury before the end of the campaign and that should come as a welcome boost for all involved with the club. 

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