Marcus Rashford has done pretty well for himself as a footballer considering he is yet to celebrate his 19th birthday.
The England international – already Manchester United’s youngest ever goalscorer in European competition and the Manchester derby during the Premier League era – seemingly has the world at his feet.
But securing regular first team football at Old Trafford is no easy feat with a rotating cast of superstar names to compete with season after season.
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Rashford has started only one Premier League match so far this campaign yet continued to shine in a squad brimming with household names.
Despite his limited opportunities to help turn around the Red Devils’ stuttering performances in recent weeks, the teenager is not fazed by his current role in the side.
"It is frustrating but I'm not angry that I'm not playing because I understand it's difficult," he said, as per Sky Sports.
"We have a lot of big players and a lot of players in my situation as well who are not getting the minutes they probably thought they deserved to get.
"But all of this is good for the squad because everyone is competing in training and it's improving us as players and as a squad. What the manager has done with the team and the players is a good thing.”
Rashford – who has often been asked to play in a wide role under Jose Mourinho – says his primary ambition is to recapture the stunning form he produced last season.
"I'm just trying to play with freedom like I did last year and the manager supports me with that. Like he did in the Hull came, the manager just tells me to go and help the team win the game.
"I was here, there and everywhere during that game trying to find gaps and help the team win the game.”
With the prospect of Wayne Rooney facing the axe against Leicester this Saturday, the United wonderkid could be forgiven for feeling optimistic about his chances of breaking into the starting line-up again very soon.
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