According to his manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United youngster Marcus Rashford has everything required to become a legend at Old Trafford – reports Goal.
In senior football, Rashford is on track to record his best-ever season, having scored 12 goals in 22 matches in all competitions in 2020-21, compared to 22 in 44 last term.
On Thursday, two of those came to inspire United to a 3-2 comeback win over Sheffield United, the fifth victory for the club in their last six Premier League outings.
The 23-year-old England international has also received widespread applause for his off-field work on food insecurity, and Solskjaer claims that what will make him a club hero will be his talent and humanity together.
As a human being, we have seen the true Marcus Rashford ever since he was a kid and his youth days
You are often affected by your family, the world in which you work, and where you grew up, and your character is formed. And you see that Marcus really cares for people who have had a hard time or are not as fortunate as many are or as he is now.
“He is aware of what they are going through. What he has done, I have to admit, is extraordinary. Often you think his football would be influenced by this because he’s such a young lad. I believe he has taken on this role in a great way and balanced it with football very well.
Around him, he has a fantastic squad, his brother and people around him, because it’s not Marcus doing it himself. He just likes everything to be organized by other people so that he can balance the two most important things in his life.
Marcus is good enough and grounded enough to be a legend at this club and driven enough.
I have to admit that his numbers already demonstrate his commitment. He is a Man United boy through and through in and around the locker room as well.
With his contribution, I am completely pleased and he knows what Man United is all about. He’s got the DNA.
I am trying, of course, to look after him, to try to protect him. In a footballer’s career, you never know whether you are lucky or unlucky with injuries. Last year he had a back injury and it is mine and the responsibility of the staff to make sure we support him. And he is always going to be a priority for the opposition with his talent.
Then again the opposition players and supporters, of course, they respect him. I think everyone really respects him for what he’s done. Some clubs, the response we have had from them and Marcus has had from them has been unbelievable.