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The youngster raised his 2020-21 tally to 12 goals with Thursday’s double against Sheffield United
Manchester United youngster Marcus Rashford has what it takes to become a legend at Old Trafford, according to his boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Rashford is on track to record his best season in senior football, having scored 12 goals in 22 games in all competitions in 2020-21, compared to 22 in 44 last season.
Two of them arrived on Thursday to inspire United to a 3-2 comeback over Sheffield United, the club’s fifth victory in its last six Premier League outings.
The 23-year-old English international has also received widespread praise for his work off the field with food poverty, and Solskjaer believes that his talent and humanity together are what will make him a club legend.
“As a human being, we have seen the real Marcus Rashford since he was a child and in his youth,” the United manager told reporters ahead of Sunday’s clash with Leeds United.
“You are always influenced and your character is shaped through your family, the environment you work in and the place where you grow up. And you see that Marcus really cares about people who have had a difficult time or are not as privileged as many. , or as it is now.
“He knows what they are going through. What he has done is exceptional, I have to say. Sometimes you think this will affect his football because he is such a young boy. I think he has taken this responsibility in a fantastic way and balanced it very good with football.
“He has a great team around him, his brother and the people around him, so it’s not Marcus who does everything himself. He wants other people to organize it too so he can balance the two most important things in his life. .
“Marcus is talented enough and grounded enough and motivated enough to be a legend at this club.
“I have to say that his stats already show his contribution. Also in and around the locker room, he’s a Man United guy from start to finish.
“I am absolutely delighted with his contribution and he knows what Manchester United is all about. He has the DNA.”
“Of course, I try to take care of him, I try to protect him. In a footballer’s career, you never know if you are lucky or not with injuries. He had a back injury last year and it is my job and the staff to make sure. We protect him Because with his talent, he will always be a target for the opposition.
“On the other hand, the opposition players and the fans, of course they respect him. I think everyone really respects him for what he has done. At some clubs, the response we have had from them and Marcus has been incredible.”