There were worries at the beginning of the season that the arrival of Zlatan Ibrahimovic would mean Marcus Rashford wouldn’t get to play. For the first few games, that was the case, until Rashford proved to Jose Mourinho that he deserved a starting place after scoring the last minute winner at Hull. Mourinho has since found a way to include both players in the team.
Rashford has spoken about getting to learn from players as experienced as 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. The likes of me, Anthony and Jesse – watching these forwards play and how they train, their mentality, is so important.
You can’t ask for more. 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.