Andy Cole: I’ve been really impressed by Marcus Rashford

by Tanveer Arayan

Former Manchester United striker Andy Cole has expressed his admiration for Marcus Rashford following the 3-1 win over Bournemouth in the Premier League on Tuesday night.

The 18-year-old, who broke into the first team back in February, netted his eighth goal for the club and gave another powerful performance in the final home game of the season.

Rashford’s superb performances have led to an unlikely call-up to Roy Hodgson’s provisional 26-man England squad in preparation for Euro 2016. Cole was keen to praise the youngster for another commanding display in front of goal.

Goalscoring prowess and vicious speed are two primal attributes often found in young rough diamonds like Rashford.

What isn’t so common, however, is a level of maturity both on and off the ball.

And while the 18-year-old’s rapturous presence in front of goal catches the eye, his link up play, ability to create space and positional awareness are, at such a young age, attributes that give signs of a seriously promising player with a big future.

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