A year has gone by since Marcus Rashford made his debut for Manchester United against FC Midtjylland and scored two goals. Days later, he played against Arsenal, and again scored two goals to give us a 3-2 win.
Ryan Giggs was United’s assistant manager at the time and has discussed how he watched Rashford play days before making his debut.
I remember watching him the week before that game, it may have even been three or four days before that game, training with the reserves. He obviously stood out and he looked sharp, but little did we know that three or four days later he would be starring.
He is an exciting prospect. He is just so quick and direct. His best position, really, is through the middle, coming up with the goods — he is just an exciting player. I always say he is a Man United player because he is exciting, he has got a good mentality and he is tough. I think he’ll do well at United for a long, long time.
As another product of United’s academy, Ryan Giggs has discussed the way that United fans take to players who have come up through the ranks.
I think the fans always get behind the young players that come through, and even if they make mistakes they still get behind them. The best thing of all is that Marcus is a good kid. He wants to improve, wants to be the best and to come through as a centre forward at United is not easy. Historically you’ll buy centre forwards in and pay a lot of money for them, so it is brilliant what he is doing right now.