Marcus Rashford There
is one young player causing a bit of a stir in the premier league at the
moment, that player is Marcus Rashford. He really has come from nowhere and was
thrust in to lime light following injuries to Rooney and Martial. It has to be
said that if those two players had not go injured there is a good chance you
would not have seen him get the opportunities this season. When
presented with his opportunity he has taken it with some style. Scoring 2 on
his Champions League debut against FC Midtjylland, propelled Rashford to first
choice following the injuries around him. This is quite remarkable as the weeks
leading up to his debut were spent in the 2nd team. He has since
gone on to score 2 against Arsenal and then 1 against rivals Manchester City.
There is no doubting the fact that Rashford has very good raw talent. He is quick, has good acceleration and appears to have all round athletic abilities. What impresses me most about Rashford is how composed he is against big teams once he is presented with an opportunity in front of goal.
There is still however allot to learn for Rashford and he has not managed to find the net in some of the lower profile games. He has also been incredibly blesses that a host of injuries gave him the opportunities. One other problem Rashford may have, could be that Manchester United will move for big name players that will push him down the pecking order. At clubs like Manchester United we have all seen before, when a young player makes a big impact and then fades away. Another problem is that England are already looking at the youngster after the back of just a few games, we have all seen what this can do young players.
In summary Manchester United have a very bright player in Rashford. He will need to keep taking the opportunities he is presented with, as they will dry up as players regain fitness. If first team opportunities are looking hard to come by a loan move guaranteeing regular football would continue to aid his development.