Marcus Rashford explains what he has tried to learn from Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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Marcus Rashford may not be leading the line for Manchester United week in, week out this season but he has still been able to impress his ever-growing amount of supporters from the wing.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's arrival from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer has meant the English youngster has found playing time in the position where he made his name during the last campaign much harder to come by.

While England fans might be feeling slightly worried that one of the nation's brightest prospects in years could have his progress halted by not playing in his strongest position, Rashford is still picking up invaluable experience.

Indeed, just being around a player widely regarded as one of the best strikers in the world over the last decade on a day-to-day basis could, if anything, speed up Rashford's development.

We are now well into the domestic season and Man United's most-talked about teen has revealed just what it has been like to work alongside Ibrahimovic.

“It has been amazing. We’ve got a lot of world-class players in the team, especially in the forwards like Zlatan and Wayne. For the young lads, we can’t ask for anything better," Rashford told Inside United.

“Zlatan is very easy to speak to and he’s easy to get along with.

"The way he approaches every game is about winning. He wants to win, regardless of the opponent, whether we are home or away, whatever the odds, he always wants to find a way to win."

"That mentality is what you need to be at the top level. That is where he is and where he has been for years."

Rashford might still have some way to go emulate his teammate's trophy haul of 31 but he has already shown so far this term that his amazing start to senior football was no fluke.

Four goals already from a player who has been rotated in and out of the side proves what a natural goalscorer the 18-year-old is. Coincidently, he is also three ahead of his vastly more experienced captain Wayne Rooney.

Man United's inclusion in the Europa League means squad rotation is a necessity for Mourinho this term. Rashford will get his chance as a No.9 eventually and you've got to fear for the opposition when the day does come.

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