Marcus Rashford explains how he's had to adapt at Manchester United

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Marcus Rashford's rise to the top over the last eight months has been nothing short of incredible.

It's easy to forget the Manchester United starlet is still just 18-years-old, as he's already bagged eight Premier League goals since making his debut under Louis van Gaal halfway through last season.

The young striker has also been making waves at international level, progressing from under-21 level to the senior squad in no time at all.


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Despite holding his own alongside the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, there were always going to be question marks over whether he would be able to maintain his brilliant start to life at Old Trafford.

Rashford has adapted seamlessly to his transition from playing with boys to men, but he admits it's been a big step-up.

While he makes it look easy, it's always a huge moment in any player's career when they become a regular in the senior teams for club and country.

However, Rashford, who was still going to school until the summer just gone, has told Inside United, via the Mirror, that he has noticed one big change - he gets kicked a lot more.

Rashford adapting 

"You don’t go through a game of football without having a knock," he explained.

"I don't think I have done that for years. It does toughen you up.

"When you get the first knock it kinds of wakes you up, you know they are men and it is not like Under-18s when you can take loads of knocks and know you will be fine, that you won’t feel anything after the game."

It doesn't look like it's been that hard for him so far, as his deadly finishing has meant defenders often can't even get near him.

Rashford isn't quite in the Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo league when it comes to how much he gets kicked in one game, but if he keeps going at his current rate, he's bound to start getting even more of a battering from opponents soon enough.

How many goals do you think Marcus Rashford will score this season? Have your say in the comments. 

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